2018 Annual Report Now Available

By: MOLLY WICKER Our 2018 Annual Report is complete and we are excited to share it with you! Inside these pages, you’ll find an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for getting to the root of the problem and decimating trafficking. This year included countless highlights and exciting milestones, including our Global Human Trafficking … Continue reading 2018 Annual Report Now Available

Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

By: CHERISSE FRANCIS This month, 13 Belizean undergraduate students participated in a human trafficking moot trial at the Supreme Court in Belmopan, Belize. Twelve of these students are enrolled in the Criminal Justice Pathway at Galen University, while one is a student at St. John’s Junior College located in Belize City, Belize. This moot trial, … Continue reading Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

By: KELLI L. ROSS Yesterday morning, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which ranks 187 countries on how well they are combatting human trafficking. Countries that receive the lowest ranking are subject to economic sanctions from the United States. This year, Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch … Continue reading Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER Lindsey Roberson is the most recent expert to join the Human Trafficking Institute’s deep bench of experienced anti-trafficking professionals. As the Senior Legal Counsel, she will work to develop and maintain relationships with government officials in Belize and Uganda, help to establish and support specialized units, conduct legal research, and provide leadership, … Continue reading Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

2018-19 Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s second class of Douglass Fellows completed their nine-month fellowship with a celebration dinner on April 10 at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. The Fellows, representing seven law schools, were engaged in the Institute’s anti-trafficking work through three key components: 1) Research and Writing; 2) Advocacy; and 3) Mentorship. “This year’s … Continue reading 2018-19 Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.

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