Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER When Amy Howard was young, she realized that someone’s environment can truly inspire their life. After developing easy-to-use, professional DIY product lines and helping countless people rescue and restore things from the past, Amy wanted to provide women around the world with the same opportunity. A Makers’ Studio is her way of … Continue reading Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

By: MOLLY WICKER New Friends, New Life, a nonprofit that restores and empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women and children, presented Victor Boutros with its International ProtectHER Award at its annual luncheon on November 9. Victor was honored for his work with the Institute, specifically for training and partnering with foreign governments … Continue reading Victor Boutros receives International Protect HER Award from New Friends New Life

Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Victor Boutros was recently featured in an article on Gusto about small business management. The piece, entitled “Sometimes You Just Want to Give Up on Your Business. Here are 6 Things to Do Instead,” included advice from entrepreneurs in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. “We … Continue reading Victor Boutros featured in Gusto article about small business management

International Justice Mission Applauds Confirmation of John Richmond

By: MOLLY WICKER International Justice Mission recently published their support of John Richmond’s confirmation as Ambassador-at-Large for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. “I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Richmond on the front lines of the fight against slavery and witnessed his perseverance … Continue reading International Justice Mission Applauds Confirmation of John Richmond

Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was featured in the Belizean Government’s Daily News, in a story about its recent partnership with the Belize Police Department. The Belize Police Department and the Human Trafficking Institute entered into an agreement to partner in building the capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit, formed earlier this … Continue reading Institute Agreement Featured in Belize Government Daily News

Febrey Cited in News Report about California

By: MOLLY WICKER Annick Febrey, Director of Government and Corporate Relations was cited by Visalia Times Delta on October 22 in a news article about the prevalence of human trafficking in California. “California is leading the way on labor trafficking, in terms of cases filed,” Febrey said. “Those cases take time – two-thirds as long.” … Continue reading Febrey Cited in News Report about California

Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder Victor Boutros spoke at the Speaker’s Commission on Public Policy for their inaugural summit,”Mississippi: A Road Block to Human Trafficking” recently at the Jackson Convention Center (pictured from left to right are Dave Rogers, MS Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Victor Boutros and Alyssa Courier). More than 100 national, … Continue reading Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

By: MOLLY WICKER The state of Florida ranked third in the United States for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases in the federal court system last year, according to data released by the Human Trafficking Institute. The data shows Florida had 57 cases in 2017, which is above the national average of 12.64. … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was recently cited in the Idaho Mountain Express in an article published on October 3, 2018 entitled “Attacking global slavery will protect American jobs.” Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said the Trump administration will ramp up its fight against slavery across the world. The rationale is not human … Continue reading Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express