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

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

Report Reveals Increase in Criminal & Civil Human Trafficking Suits Brought Against Hotel Chains in 2019

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report, which was released on May 26, revealed an increase in both criminal and civil human trafficking suits brought against hotel chains in 2019. The Report, a project of the Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and … Continue reading Report Reveals Increase in Criminal & Civil Human Trafficking Suits Brought Against Hotel Chains in 2019

Federal Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 606 Criminal Human Trafficking Cases in 2019

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released today on the Human Trafficking Institute’s website. The Report, a project of the Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal courts handle each year. In 2019, there were … Continue reading Federal Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 606 Criminal Human Trafficking Cases in 2019

2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report is an annual publication of the Institute that provides comprehensive data from every federal criminal and civil human trafficking case that United States courts handle each year. The Report’s findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the United States, but instead serve as an objective summary of … Continue reading 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel Featured in Northwestern College’s Magazine

By: REBECCA JUN Alyssa Currier, the Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel, was featured in a news story entitled, “Modern Slavery Fighter,” published by Northwestern College’s magazine, the Classic. Currier received a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Northwestern, where she initially considered attending law school and pursuing anti-trafficking work. The article explains how this unfolded … Continue reading Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel Featured in Northwestern College’s Magazine

2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report

The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report provides an exhaustive account of all criminal and civil human trafficking cases handled by federal courts during 2018. The Report’s findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the United States, but instead serve as an objective summary of what the federal system has done to address human … Continue reading 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report

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