Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

By: MOLLY WICKER Attorney Cherisse Francis recently started as the Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Antoinette Moore, the Designated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Justice on the Supreme Court of Belize. In this role, Francis is based in Belize for one year, where she will assist Justice Moore with legal research and writing, and support the … Continue reading Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute CEO and Founding Director Victor Boutros was featured on City Current’s ChangeMakers podcast on March 5, 2019. ChangeMakers podcast shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference, in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same. “I think the front lines against the … Continue reading Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast

Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

By: MOLLY WICKER The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Human Trafficking Institute renewed their agreement to work together to support the Office’s work to fight trafficking on the ground in Uganda. The agreement provides support for the Institute’s Special Counsel, as well as expand resources to bring an Associate Legal Counsel … Continue reading Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

Institute Report featured in Dallas News

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited as a source of data in a column published by the Dallas Morning News on February 24, 2019. The article, entitled “Sex trafficking victims, silenced by abuse, can’t be expected to speak up for themselves,” was written by Erin Nealy Cox, … Continue reading Institute Report featured in Dallas News

#InContext: Coretta Scott King

Although best known for being the wife of famed civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King created her own legacy in the movement to end injustice as well as working to continue her husband’s legacy after his death. Coretta Scott was born in Marion, Alabama, on April 27, 1927. Her parents … Continue reading #InContext: Coretta Scott King

#InContext: Thurgood Marshall

Edited By: MOLLY WICKER Thurgood Marshall’s unprecedented journey with the constitution began outside the classroom—a few feet outside the classroom, to be exact, where a mischievous young Marshall was often kicked out of class and forced to read the constitution as punishment. By the time he graduated High School—known today as Frederick Douglass High School … Continue reading #InContext: Thurgood Marshall

Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER When Amy Howard was young, she realized that someone’s environment can truly inspire their life. After developing easy-to-use, professional DIY product lines and helping countless people rescue and restore things from the past, Amy wanted to provide women around the world with the same opportunity. A Makers’ Studio is her way of … Continue reading Memphis Business Owner Partners with Institute

John Richmond Sworn-in as Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons

By: MOLLY WICKER On Wednesday, November 14, John Cotton Richmond, Institute Co-Founding Director, was formally sworn-in by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo as the 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). The ceremony was held in the Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading John Richmond Sworn-in as Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons

Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case

By: TAYLOR KING “Throughout the next two weeks, you will be taking on your own human trafficking case. You will gather evidence, interview a human trafficking survivor, find other witnesses, decide what suspects to charge and end with a mock trial,” explained David Fillingame, Institute Special Counsel in Belize, as he introduced the Global Human … Continue reading Global Human Trafficking Academy Cohort Tackles Fictional Live-Action Trafficking Case