Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains: A Douglass Fellow Advocacy Event

Many are unaware that the products they use every day are produced with forced labor at some point in the supply chain, generating profit from exploitation for multinational corporations. Most goods produced by multinational corporations involve supply chains where components are produced by separate manufacturers or in multiple locations, providing various opportunities for exploitation that … Continue reading Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains: A Douglass Fellow Advocacy Event

ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Last week, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) coalition pressed Congress to increase funding for critical anti-trafficking programs both at home and overseas. Coalition member organizations work together to determine a comprehensive package of the most crucial funding requests to improve U.S. government responses to trafficking related to the protection of victims and … Continue reading ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Former Douglass Fellows at the Human Trafficking Institute go on to join an amazing network of alumni working for justice as prosecutors, legal aid providers, educators, and more. Sarah Hamill is one of them. Making the goal of the Institute to equip the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders her own, she began teaching the innovative … Continue reading Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

Despite the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, HTI’s Special Counsel in Uganda, Tyler Dunman logged several hundred miles traversing the country to complete numerous trainings for Ugandan criminal justice officials in 2020. From July through November, Dunman conducted trainings for police, prosecutors, and judges in each of the 16 regions of the country. … Continue reading Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

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

Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

The USC Gould School of Law News featured Mirelle Raza, USC Gould Class of 2021 and the law school’s first Douglass Fellow, in an online article published January 15, 2021. Four USC Gould students were named to prestigious fellowships, helping them advance their careers in public interest law. Mirelle Raza, Class of 2021, is the … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Highlighted by USC Gould School of Law

Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Thomas S. Hibbs, president of The University of Dallas, wrote an Op-Ed for the Dallas Morning News, titled “Winning the human trafficking fight.” In the article, published on January 6, 2021, Hibbs highlights the work of the Institute and CEO Victor Boutros. Consistent enforcement is not a simple matter. It requires political will and the … Continue reading Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Director of Victim Services Debunks Trafficking Myths in Darling Article

In a December 17 Darling article, Fight the Fallacies: An Anti-Human Trafficking Expert’s Take on QAnon, Marie Martinez Israelite, Director of Victim Services, debunks a few of the most common falsehoods about human trafficking. Like many others in the anti-trafficking movement, I’m fired up after months of being bombarded with misinformation spread by QAnon about … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Debunks Trafficking Myths in Darling Article

Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Alyssa Currier Wheeler, the Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel, has been named Northwestern College’s nominee for the 2021 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes an individual who has achieved uncommon leadership or success in a way that reflects the values of Christian higher education. The winner will be chosen … Continue reading Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award