Human Trafficking Institute

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.

ATEST Urges Quick Confirmation of Cindy Dyer as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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ATEST Urges Quick Confirmation of Cindy Dyer as Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) applauds President Biden’s recent nomination of Cindy Dyer to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP), with the rank of Ambassador at Large. We urge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the full Senate to quickly confirm her nomination.

ATEST Endorses Key Bills to Reauthorize and Strengthen Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs
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ATEST Endorses Key Bills to Reauthorize and Strengthen Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs

WASHINGTON — The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is pleased to announce its endorsement of four bills that will reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). The bills each address different components of U.S. anti-trafficking policy and will progress U.S. government efforts to combat the scourge of labor and sex trafficking both inside…

ATEST Testifies to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Ways to Plug Gaps in U.S. Anti-trafficking Programs
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ATEST Testifies to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on Ways to Plug Gaps in U.S. Anti-trafficking Programs

April 27, 2022 • 8:37 am • Terry FitzPatrick ATEST is was well represented at Wednesday’s herring of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Speakers at the session included: ATEST Director Terry FitzPatrick (see written testimony here) ATEST member organization Human Trafficking Legal Center Founder and President Martina Vandenberg (see written…

The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom
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The Intersection of Immigration and Labor Trafficking with Professor Julie Dahlstrom

Listen here. In the third episode of the second season of the Trafficking Matters Podcast, Douglass Fellows Natalie Assaad and Christy Salzman interview Professor Julie Dahlstrom, the Director of the Immigrants’ Rights and Human Trafficking Program at Boston University School of Law. They talk about the intersection of immigration and human trafficking, specifically labor trafficking….

ATEST Advocates for $1.3 Billion in Federal Funding to Combat Human Trafficking and its Root Causes
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ATEST Advocates for $1.3 Billion in Federal Funding to Combat Human Trafficking and its Root Causes

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is asking Congress for substantial increases in federal appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023 to combat human trafficking inside the U.S. and around the world.

ATEST Expands as Two Organizations Join the Alliance
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ATEST Expands as Two Organizations Join the Alliance

WASHINGTON – The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is pleased to announce that Covenant House and the Human Trafficking Legal Center have recently joined the alliance. These innovative organizations bring invaluable expertise in youth programming and survivor support to ATEST.

ATEST Recommendations on Improving Racial Equity in Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs
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ATEST Recommendations on Improving Racial Equity in Federal Anti-Trafficking Programs

Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Docket Number

ATEST Recommendations for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation
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ATEST Recommendations for Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation

Re: Public Comments on Methods to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China, Especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, into the United States

Policy Responses to Child Sex Trafficking with Shared Hope International
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Policy Responses to Child Sex Trafficking with Shared Hope International

In the second episode of the second season of the Trafficking Matters Podcast, Douglass Fellows Natalie Assaad and Christy Salzman interview Sarah Bendtsen Diedhiou, the Director of State Legislative Advocacy and Christine Raino, Senior Director of Public Policy, at Shared Hope International. They talk about Shared Hope’s mission to improve state approaches to minor sex…

ATEST Urges Congress to Include Anti-Trafficking Programs in Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Legislation
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ATEST Urges Congress to Include Anti-Trafficking Programs in Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Legislation

Integration of anti-trafficking efforts into U.S. humanitarian response to Ukraine refugee crisis