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

The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

By: TAYLOR KING The Human Trafficking Institute selected seven students from some of the nation’s top law programs for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship class. This 8-month public service fellowship is named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy. The Douglass Fellowship provides exceptional law students a unique opportunity to utilize … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option

By: MARGARET MURRAY Uganda, to me, is a striking dichotomy: the richest land inhabited by some of the most impoverished people. My thoughts flash to one particular excursion across the country as Tony, our van driver, skillfully swerved through an unending plethora of pot-holes. Across the rural countryside, “The Pearl of Africa’s” rich soil gives … Continue reading Reflecting on Uganda: Looking Away Cannot Be An Option

Annick Febrey Inspires Action at the Students Opposing Slavery International Summit

By: TAYLOR KING From the shiny, new products lining home improvement store shelves to the twice-worn shirts on the racks of local thrift stores, every good has a supply chain with a story. Often these stories are – seen or unseen – fraught with lies, manipulation, and illegal activities including human trafficking. The Institute’s Director … Continue reading Annick Febrey Inspires Action at the Students Opposing Slavery International Summit

Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases Named in Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

By: KELLI L. ROSS Justice Mike Chibita, Ugandan Director of Public Prosecutions, recently named Rachel Bikhole, Principal State Attorney, the Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). In this role, Bikhole will coordinate and supervise all human trafficking cases in Uganda. “I chose Rachel as a focal … Continue reading Coordinator of Human Trafficking Cases Named in Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

John Cotton Richmond Nominated to be U.S. Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons

By: KELLI L. ROSS MCLEAN, VA – Today, John Cotton Richmond was announced as the nominee to be the next Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons and the Director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP). This office leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking and … Continue reading John Cotton Richmond Nominated to be U.S. Ambassador for Trafficking in Persons

Law Enforcement Officials Meet in Seattle for Advanced Human Trafficking Training

By: TAYLOR KING More than 200 law enforcement officials and anti-trafficking advocates recently gathered for an advanced training on human trafficking at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Seattle, Washington. Training topics included current statutes and national trends in human trafficking law, investigation tools, and victim-centered strategies, among others. The Institute’s Co-Founder John Richmond began … Continue reading Law Enforcement Officials Meet in Seattle for Advanced Human Trafficking Training

2017 Annual Report is Now Available

Our 2017 Annual Report is complete! Inside these pages, you’ll find an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for getting to the root of the problem. The report offers an update on our work in Uganda and Belize, by summarizing the state of trafficking in each country, highlighting progress, and articulating our goals. It … Continue reading 2017 Annual Report is Now Available