CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

Following the release of the 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report, HTI CEO Victor Boutros spoke with CBS News anchor Anne-Marie Green about trends in the prosecution of human trafficking in the United States over the past two decades.  Boutros spoke about the demographics of victims seen in the Report: “Traffickers often prey on the existing … Continue reading CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

HTI’s 2020 Annual Report Details Great Progress Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2020 Annual Report details progress made towards implementing the HTI model in Partner Countries Belize and Uganda as well as steps taken by leadership to promote sustainable growth of HTI’s work. In Uganda, HTI achieved remarkable success due to the dedication of its staff on-the-ground who worked to train more police … Continue reading HTI’s 2020 Annual Report Details Great Progress Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

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

John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

By: KELLI L. ROSS John Freeman joined the Institute as the new Director of Law Enforcement Operations on August 17. He brings 21 years of experience with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), U.S. Department of State, where he retired in July 2020. As the Director of Law Enforcement Operations, John will co-lead the Institute’s programs … Continue reading John Freeman Joins Institute as New Director of Law Enforcement Operations

Institute CEO Speaks At Dallas Morning News and University of Dallas Event

Victor Boutros, the Institute’s CEO, spoke at a “Confronting Human Trafficking” event hosted by The Dallas Morning News in collaboration with the University of Dallas on Wednesday, February 26. This event aimed to raise awareness of modern slavery while strengthening the University of Dallas’ role in the community. Other speakers included Texas Attorney General Ken … Continue reading Institute CEO Speaks At Dallas Morning News and University of Dallas Event

Institute CEO Featured in Baylor Alumni Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute Founding Director and CEO Victor Boutros was featured in the October issue of Baylor University’s alumni magazine. Victor graduated from Baylor in 1998, where he studied philosophy. He also attended Harvard, Oxford and the University of Chicago Law School, from which he earned a juris doctor in 2003. While pursuing a … Continue reading Institute CEO Featured in Baylor Alumni Magazine

Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

BY: MOLLY WICKER Victor Boutros, Institute CEO, spoke to Executive MBA students at the University of Virginia’s D.C. Darden School of Business campus. The talk, which focused on the economics of human trafficking, provided students with an opportunity to apply what they recently learned about Global Economies and Markets (GEM) and Operations, including supply chain. … Continue reading Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

By: KELLI L. ROSS Yesterday morning, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which ranks 187 countries on how well they are combatting human trafficking. Countries that receive the lowest ranking are subject to economic sanctions from the United States. This year, Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch … Continue reading Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: TAYLOR KING One year ago today – April 18, 2018 – the Institute launched TraffickingMatters.com, a first-of-its-kind global resource platform to combat human trafficking featuring original content in Trending Cases and Articles as well as a robust Resource section. Now, one year later, the site features 326 resources from 41 individual organizations leading the … Continue reading TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary