Richmond Publishes Human Trafficking Law Review Article

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Founding Director, John Richmond, has published a law review article capturing the current trends shaping U.S. human trafficking law. The article reviews the 2016 federal published human trafficking cases and thoughtfully analyzes how each case impacts the law. Click here to read Richmond’s article.

Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders

McLean, Virginia – The Human Trafficking Institute is launching its Douglass Fellows program, inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This program will provide an opportunity for law students and exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a nine-month fellowship focused on providing resources to those currently combatting human … Continue reading Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders

The Institute Partners with Restavek Freedom to Host Haitian Delegation in DC

The Human Trafficking Institute recently partnered with Restavek Freedom to host members of the Haitian government during a two-day visit to Washington, DC. The Haitian delegation included: Dr. Ely Thelot, President, National Committee for Trafficking in Persons; Dr. Price Cyprien, Congressman with the new administration in Haiti and head of the Justice committee; Joab Thelot, … Continue reading The Institute Partners with Restavek Freedom to Host Haitian Delegation in DC

Every Gift – Up To $400,000 – Matched Thanks To Generous Donor!

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – Today, the Human Trafficking Institute is announcing a $400,000 matching gift opportunity. Thanks to a generous family donation, every gift will be matched, dollar for dollar. By participating, you help double the Institute’s impact in combating trafficking! When deciding to make this investment in the work of the Human Trafficking Institute, the … Continue reading Every Gift – Up To $400,000 – Matched Thanks To Generous Donor!

President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 28, President Barack Obama released a proclamation naming January “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.” Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart — its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all created equal. The courageous individuals who … Continue reading President Obama Makes Proclamation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Partnering with Songs Against Slavery During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

This month, we are thrilled to partner with Songs Against Slavery. Through music, this Nashville-based nonprofit empowers and inspires communities to join the fight against human trafficking in the United States. Songs Against Slavery raises awareness and funds through benefit concerts and partnerships with musicians. They are led by Co-Founders Lauren Lancaster and Grace Theisen, … Continue reading Partnering with Songs Against Slavery During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Boutros Co-Authors “The Locust Effect” with Gary Haugen

Founding Director Victor Boutros co-authored The Washington Post Bestseller The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford Press) with Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission. Beneath the surface of the world’s poorest communities, common violence — including rape, forced labor, illegal detention, land theft, police abuse and other … Continue reading Boutros Co-Authors “The Locust Effect” with Gary Haugen

Richmond Participates in Expert Meeting on Human Trafficking at United Nations

The United Nations invited more than 20 human trafficking experts from around the globe gathered in Vienna, Austria, on Nov. 10-11, 2016, to participate in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Expert Group Meeting. Institute Founding Director John Richmond was one of the participants. Experts in attendance represented Armenia, Australia, Djibouti, France, … Continue reading Richmond Participates in Expert Meeting on Human Trafficking at United Nations

The Institute Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court against Backpage.com. (Click here to read the Supreme Court brief.) The case involves three minor sex trafficking victims in Massachusetts whose traffickers sold on Backpage.com. As former federal human trafficking prosecutors, the Institute was asked to speak into the unique legal issues … Continue reading The Institute Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court