Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in The Daily Record

By: MOLLY WICKER Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland recently announced the state’s first anti-trafficking director. The Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited in an October 3 article in The Daily Record about the announcement According to the report, there were 24 cases in the U.S. District Court. The report describes human trafficking as “an economically … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in The Daily Record

Kyleigh Feehs interviewed about Federal Human Trafficking Report

By: MOLLY WICKER Kyleigh Feehs, Associate Legal Counsel at The Human Trafficking Institute, was interviewed on WSLS 10 News about The Federal Human Trafficking Report. The report, which is the first of its kind, gives a snapshot of the federal human trafficking cases across the country and the commonwealth over the past decade. The report … Continue reading Kyleigh Feehs interviewed about Federal Human Trafficking Report

Betsy Hutson Details Work With Trafficking Survivor in Wall Street Journal

By: MOLLY WICKER McGuire Woods Attorney and Douglass Fellows mentor Betsy Hutson recently authored an article in the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch entitled “The cult next door: Debunking five misconceptions about human trafficking.” Hutson led a McGuire Woods team that secured an unprecedented $8 million civil judgement in May for human trafficking survivor Kendra … Continue reading Betsy Hutson Details Work With Trafficking Survivor in Wall Street Journal

Febrey Cited by Reuters About Effects of Trade Policies on Global Slavery

By: MOLLY WICKER In a recent Reuters article, “U.S. blocks slave-made goods to ‘safeguard American jobs,’” insights from the Institute’s Director of Corporate and Government Relations Annick Febrey were highlighted. The piece, published on September 20, outlined the ways in which modern day, global slavery negatively influences U.S. businesses and the American job market. In … Continue reading Febrey Cited by Reuters About Effects of Trade Policies on Global Slavery

Statement of John Cotton Richmond to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Institute Co-Founding Director John Cotton Richmond went before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as the Nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. His nomination was announced was July 3. Almost two and a half years ago, … Continue reading Statement of John Cotton Richmond to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

ATEST Supports John Richmond Nomination

By: MOLLY WICKER The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) supports the nomination on John Cotton Richmond to be the next ambassador-at-large to combat human trafficking and modern slavery. In his post, he will also direct the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP). Richmond is a founding director … Continue reading ATEST Supports John Richmond Nomination

Free the Slaves Supports John Richmond Nomination

By: MOLLY WICKER Free the Slaves supports the nomination of John Cotton Richmond as the Trafficking Ambassador, in a statement released on July 5, 2018. “I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with John for several years,” says FTS Executive Director Maurice Middleberg. “He is an outstanding professional, very thoughtful and unfailingly civil, … Continue reading Free the Slaves Supports John Richmond Nomination

Richmond Magazine Features Institute in “Cider for Change” Article

Richmond magazine highlighted the Institute in its “Cider for Change” article on March 28. The article focuses on the “In Plain Sight” awareness dinner, which was held in Richmond, Virginia, on March 27, to shed light on human trafficking in the service industry. Institute Founding Director John Richmond was the featured speaker. “Trafficking is exploding … Continue reading Richmond Magazine Features Institute in “Cider for Change” Article

Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu Awarded Skadden Fellowship

Cory Sagduyu, a 2017-18 Douglass Fellow and third-year University of Virginia School of Law student, has been awarded the Skadden Fellowship. This program will fund her first two years working as an attorney for Ayuda, a nonprofit organization that assists immigrant victims of workplace crimes or labor exploitation. Sagduyu will provide both immigration and employment … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu Awarded Skadden Fellowship