The Human Trafficking Institute

Members of The Human Trafficking Institute Academy.

Members of The Human Trafficking Institute Academy.


The Human Trafficking Institute is fighting modern slavery at its source by empowering police and prosecutors to stop traffickers. They work inside criminal justice systems, providing world-class training, investigative resources, and evidence-based research.

With the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI, The Human Trafficking Institute helped develop and pilot a model to train specialized trafficking enforcement units in 6 federal districts. Within two years, the pilot teams increased the number of traffickers charged in their districts by 114%, as well as convicted more traffickers than all other 88 federal districts combined. Now, The Human Trafficking Institute is aiming to bring this pilot model to developing countries, and is so far being successful in this mission in Belize and Uganda.

The Institute’s plan in developing countries is three-fold:

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Setting up Specialized Human Trafficking Units and fast-track courts to hear trafficking cases.


Inviting the members of these units to attend an intensive Academy to get the core knowledge they need to decimate trafficking.


Making these members return to work along with an Institute Embedded Expert, that is a former agent or prosecutor with trafficking experience in the developing country.