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

Febrey Cited in News Report about California

By: MOLLY WICKER Annick Febrey, Director of Government and Corporate Relations was cited by Visalia Times Delta on October 22 in a news article about the prevalence of human trafficking in California. “California is leading the way on labor trafficking, in terms of cases filed,” Febrey said. “Those cases take time – two-thirds as long.” … Continue reading Febrey Cited in News Report about California

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

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

Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Co-Founder Victor Boutros spoke at the Speaker’s Commission on Public Policy for their inaugural summit,”Mississippi: A Road Block to Human Trafficking” recently at the Jackson Convention Center (pictured from left to right are Dave Rogers, MS Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Victor Boutros and Alyssa Courier). More than 100 national, … Continue reading Boutros speaks at Jackson, MS advocacy event

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

Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

By: MOLLY WICKER The state of Florida ranked third in the United States for the number of active criminal human trafficking cases in the federal court system last year, according to data released by the Human Trafficking Institute. The data shows Florida had 57 cases in 2017, which is above the national average of 12.64. … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report cited in Florida news coverage

Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute was recently cited in the Idaho Mountain Express in an article published on October 3, 2018 entitled “Attacking global slavery will protect American jobs.” Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said the Trump administration will ramp up its fight against slavery across the world. The rationale is not human … Continue reading Institute cited in Idaho Mountain Express