Douglass Fellows Host Advocacy Events to Raise Awareness

By: MOLLY WICKER Each year, the Douglass Fellows program has participants from elite law schools across the country. Throughout the year, Fellows are asked to organize and execute at least one advocacy event, which provides an opportunity for participants to highlight important conversations within the anti-trafficking movement. The events also create a way for Fellows … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Host Advocacy Events to Raise Awareness

TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: TAYLOR KING One year ago today – April 18, 2018 – the Institute launched TraffickingMatters.com, a first-of-its-kind global resource platform to combat human trafficking featuring original content in Trending Cases and Articles as well as a robust Resource section. Now, one year later, the site features 326 resources from 41 individual organizations leading the … Continue reading TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, was featured in the spring issue of Bucknell University’s alumni magazine. Israelite, who graduated from Bucknell in 2000, has worked in a variety of capacities where she honed she expertise in victims services work. In her role at the Institute, Israelite is responsible … Continue reading Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine

Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

By: KELLI L. ROSS WASHINGTON, DC – The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released April 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Report, a project of the Human Trafficking Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

By: MOLLY WICKER Attorney Cherisse Francis recently started as the Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Antoinette Moore, the Designated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Justice on the Supreme Court of Belize. In this role, Francis is based in Belize for one year, where she will assist Justice Moore with legal research and writing, and support the … Continue reading Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

By: MOLLY WICKER The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Human Trafficking Institute renewed their agreement to work together to support the Office’s work to fight trafficking on the ground in Uganda. The agreement provides support for the Institute’s Special Counsel, as well as expand resources to bring an Associate Legal Counsel … Continue reading Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

By: MOLLY WICKER Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship cohort will be accepted until 5 PM EST on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Inspired by Fredrick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, The Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for second- and third-year law students to participate in an eight-month fellowship program focused on developing … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Institute Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Favor of Lower Court’s Restitution Award

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in a case against an Oklahoma man convicted of sex trafficking for purchasing commercial sex from children (read the full brief here). On appeal is whether the defendant, Curtis Anthony, can be … Continue reading Institute Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Favor of Lower Court’s Restitution Award

Institute Director Speaks on Mechanisms to Navigate Criminal Justice Systems at Human Trafficking Conference

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Director of Law Enforcement Operations, Dave Rogers, recently spoke on a panel entitled “Maximizing Global Cooperation and Reducing Demand,” along with Justice Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions in Uganda. The panel was part of the National Association of Attorneys General and International Association of Prosecutors Global Conference on Human Trafficking … Continue reading Institute Director Speaks on Mechanisms to Navigate Criminal Justice Systems at Human Trafficking Conference