Douglass Fellows Launch Trafficking Matters Podcast

By: KELLI L. ROSS From the Human Trafficking Institute’s Douglass Fellows comes the Trafficking Matters podcast. In each episode, listeners will hear from Douglass Fellows Samantha Franks and Alicen Rodolph as they speak with those who are working to decimate human trafficking. In Episode 1, “Human Trafficking Myths & Legends,” Rodolph and Franks unpack myths … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Launch Trafficking Matters Podcast

Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

By: KELLI L. ROSS In recent months, there has been an increase in child sacrifice cases as a form of child trafficking in Uganda. The Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman has supported the work of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ugandan Police Force to arrest and charge suspected … Continue reading Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

By: KELLI L. ROSS John Freeman joined the Institute as the new Director of Law Enforcement Operations on August 17. He brings 21 years of experience with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), U.S. Department of State, where he retired in July 2020. As the Director of Law Enforcement Operations, John will co-lead the Institute’s programs … Continue reading John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

By: KELLI L. ROSS The Human Trafficking Institute welcomed it’s fourth class of Douglass Fellows with a virtual orientation on August 20-21. Four third-year law students from some of the nation’s top law programs will participate in the 8-month public service fellowship named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and … Continue reading Institute Welcomes 4th Class of Douglass Fellows

2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Finale looked slightly different than previous year-end celebrations. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Fellows class marked the end of their fellowship with a virtual event in April. And, while their second semester was altered, their accomplishments were not diminished. “We recognized the fellows for their contributions over … Continue reading 2019-20 Douglass Fellows Celebrate with Virtual Finale

Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children

By: KELLI L. ROSS Tyler Dunman, the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda, recently assisted in getting a Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) officer properly charged with the first-ever Aggravated Trafficking in Children charge to be filed in Kabale District. In mid-June, the UPDF officer was arrested and charged after abducting and sexually exploiting a 16-year-old … Continue reading Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children

The Institute’s 2019 Annual Report is now available

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Annual Report provides an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for decimating trafficking, as well as including exciting highlights and milestones from the past year. In 2019, remarkable progress was made in Uganda and Belize. In Uganda, the government created a specialized Human Trafficking Department within the Ugandan … Continue reading The Institute’s 2019 Annual Report is now available

Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Two Cases in Uganda

By: KELLI L. ROSS Trafficking cases continue to move through the justice pipeline in Uganda, where the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman is supporting of the work of police, prosecutors, and non-governmental partners in the country. In the midst of stay-at-orders, Dunman has continued to assist and advise government officials in the charging … Continue reading Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Two Cases in Uganda

Institute Publishes Resource on Prosecution-led Investigations in Uganda

By: ALYSSA CURRIER This month, the Institute published a Best Practices for Prosecution-led Trafficking in Persons Investigations in Uganda field manual for justice sector professionals who are investigating and prosecuting human trafficking crimes in Uganda. The new resource focuses on how to conduct “prosecution-led investigations,” which is a collaborative enforcement approach. “Prosecution-led investigative strategies are … Continue reading Institute Publishes Resource on Prosecution-led Investigations in Uganda