About Us

Our Mission

The Human Trafficking Institute exists to decimate modern slavery at its source by empowering police and prosecutors to stop traffickers. Working inside criminal justice systems, the Institute provides the embedded experts, world-class training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research necessary to free victims.

Our Model

We implement a proven 3-part model designed to decimate trafficking at its source by stopping traffickers and preventing them from exploiting more victims. The elements of the model provide prosecutors and law enforcement with the tools and expertise to decimate trafficking in their home country.

 

Our Model Includes:

Specialized Teams

Targeted Trainings

Embedded Experts

Our Impact

We established formal agreements with our first two Partner Countries in 2017. Our Staff, a mix of ex-pats and nationals, implement the proven model with the Departments of Public Prosecution. Last year, we assisted investigators and prosecutors in Partner Countries in

Our Leadership

Victor Boutros

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

John Freeman

DIRECTOR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

Kim Thompson

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

Donna Hamilton

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Marie Martinez Israelite

DIRECTOR OF VICTIM SERVICES

Brianna Gehring

DIRECTOR OF GRANTS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Our Board

Eric Ha

BOARD CHAIR

Victor Boutros

BOARD MEMBER

Lenny Moon

BOARD TREASURER & SECRETARY

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Caroline Stevens

BOARD MEMBER

Stewart Bertron

BOARD MEMBER

Ted Haddock

BOARD MEMBER

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