Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case

“Throughout the next two weeks, you will be taking on your own human trafficking case. You will gather evidence, interview a human trafficking survivor, find other witnesses, decide what suspects to charge and end with a mock trial,” explained David Fillingame, Institute Special Counsel in Belize, as he introduced the Global Human Trafficking Academy cohorts … Continue reading Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case

Academy Attendees Learn About Systems Based Victim Advocacy

By: MOLLY WICKER For victims of human trafficking, there is no shortage of services that need to be provided to account for all aspects of recovery. In many cases, these services come from two places: either systems-based or community-based. Systems-based victim services provide a different way of approaching the services sector within human trafficking while … Continue reading Academy Attendees Learn About Systems Based Victim Advocacy

Belize Enters Agreement with the Institute to Enhance the Capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit

By: KELLI L. ROSS and TAYLOR KING 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 year. Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, who leads the Belizean national police department, signed the agreement in Washington, D.C., on … Continue reading Belize Enters Agreement with the Institute to Enhance the Capacity of Belize’s Specialized Human Trafficking Unit

Human Trafficking Victim Services Expert Joins Institute Team

By: TAYLOR KING Marie Martinez Israelite is the most recent expert to join the Human Trafficking Institute’s deep bench of experienced anti-trafficking professionals. As the Director of Victim Services, she will develop critical relationships with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, government officials, and victim services providers to build upon the Institute’s model of a trauma-informed approach … Continue reading Human Trafficking Victim Services Expert Joins Institute Team

Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

By: KELLI L. ROSS A specialized cohort of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and social workers from Belize, South Africa, and Uganda convened on October 15, outside Washington, D.C., for the first-ever Global Human Trafficking Academy. The Academy, hosted and conducted by The Human Trafficking Institute, is a unique opportunity to accelerate a country’s progress toward … Continue reading Accelerating Progress to Combat Human Trafficking Through the First-Ever Global Academy

Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER Victor Boutros, Institute Co-Founder, recently spoke to a group of Baylor students who are studying in Washington, D.C. The students, who are participating in a semester-long program, heard from Boutros about the ways in which his work in the anti-trafficking space helps to engage in the common good. The New Baylor in … Continue reading Boutros speaks to Baylor students in Washington, D.C.

Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

By: MOLLY WICKER Kenneth B. Morris welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s second class of Douglass Fellows at the end of their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. The fellowship is named after Douglass. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows in DC: Learning from Authors of History

Dave Rogers featured at INTERPOL Global Conference in Nigeria

By: MOLLY WICKER Dave Rogers, Director of Law Enforcement Operations, recently spoke at the 6th INTERPOL Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling in Abuja, Nigeria. The annual meeting brings together law enforcement agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to enhance international cooperation, exchange information and experiences, and consolidate strong networks … Continue reading Dave Rogers featured at INTERPOL Global Conference in Nigeria

UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute

By: TAYLOR KING Cassondra (Cj) Murphy joined the Institute as a Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Fellow. This nine-month fellowship, established in 2007, enables new University of Virginia Juris Doctor (J.D.) graduates to start their careers as public service attorneys. It is named after the late Senator and Attorney General Robert Kennedy, a graduate of … Continue reading UVA Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship Recipient Joins The Human Trafficking Institute