Anti-Trafficking International (ATI)

aka Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation   |   McLean, VA   |


At Anti Trafficking International (ATI), our mission is to combat human trafficking in all its forms, striving for a world free from this heinous crime. We are dedicated to raising awareness, providing comprehensive prevention programs, through education, community empowerment, parenting, professional training, student leadership and intelligence gathering . Through advocacy, research, and collaboration with local communities and international partners, we work tirelessly to dismantle trafficking networks, protect the vulnerable, and ensure justice for all those affected.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Erin Fisher

Co Principal Officer

Bill Woolf

Main address

1751 Pinnacle Drive Suite 600

McLean, VA 22102 USA

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NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Children are being exploited and trafficked for the purposes of commercial sex. According to the DOJ, human trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal enterprise in the world and continuing to grow at an exponential rate. Traffickers are targeting potential victims from all genders, races, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic classes. Traffickers are targeting younger and younger children. Much of the recruiting and the marketing by traffickers in the United States is moving from the street corners to the darkest corners of the internet. NCMEC estimates that 1 in 5 children will be approached at some point by a trafficker online. The Center recently reported to Congress that they receive an an average of 9,800 reports of child sex trafficking annually. Academics estimate that currently less than 1% of victims are ever identified. Due to a lack of awareness and education, potential victims are not prepared to recognize the warning signs when they are being targeted and groomed

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Prevention Curriculum

Prevention curriculum was the flagship program when we began as the Just Ask
Prevention Project. This curriculum has been successfully implemented in several
school districts, including Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Schools, one of the largest
in the country, and continues to expand its reach into other school districts
throughout the United States and abroad.
We champion a number of innovative initiatives that fill gaps in combating human
trafficking. An imminent curriculum initiative, Trafficking Resistance and Awareness Program
(TRAP) will be the first school-based program that will actively protect and prevent
children from becoming victims of exploitation by working in direct coordination with
law enforcement to provide a pathway for interacting with children and rescue them.

Population(s) Served

We recognize the invaluable asset of our youth in combatting human trafficking and
strives to create future leaders. Since its beginning, Since its beginning, the
organization has maintained a Student Advisory Council, a unique opportunity for
youth to serve on an advisory board and drive our youth-focused work. Students
take on leadership roles, design and implement their own initiatives, and provide
critical feedback and direction to other initiatives.

Population(s) Served

We aim to give the entire community the tools
to educate and empower others, leverage community leaders to illustrate the vital roles
that families, local businesses, the health care system, and law enforcement have to
play; and provide the materials that allow safety nets to form throughout the
We work within communities to develop sustainable solutions that
support integrating survivors into these communities. Our jobs program engage who
service providers and businesses by identifying key stakeholders can prepare trafficking
survivor for the workforce while simultaneously preparing private companies to adopt
workplace environments that are favorable to survivors.

Population(s) Served

No one is closer to the frontlines of combatting human trafficking than parents.
Traffickers target children as young as toddlers, and the need to educate and equip
parents to recognize and appropriately respond to possible threats is an urgent
modern reality. Misinformation and inaccurate stereotypes are prevalent, and there is
a deficit of accurate education for parents about how their children are targeted and
how to respond if their child has already been targeted or becomes a victim of
trafficking. One of our most unique programs seeks to fill this gap in services for
parents through education and resources. We partner with experts in the field as well
as trafficking survivors to educate parents about human trafficking and support
parents after a child has been trafficked. We also leverage a vetted pool of
compassionate volunteers to assist in program delivery and other support functions.

Population(s) Served

Access to relevant and effective advanced training is one of the biggest challenges to
eradicating human trafficking. Professionals on the frontlines such as law enforcement,
social workers, and health care professionals are not properly equipped to identify and
respond to human trafficking. In a recent study with law enforcement professionals,
they cited this as the number one challenge they face in trying to safeguard their
communities from human trafficking. ATI has trained tens of thousands of
professionals in a variety of fields. Not only do these training sessions empower and
embolden professionals to help rescue youth, they have directly led to the
identification of victims and the prosecution of offenders.

Population(s) Served

Law enforcement officials are the primary rescue agent in the battle to recover youth;
however, their resources are stretched thin. Police departments are tasked with
increasing responsibilities while under greater public scrutiny. One of the most
valuable tools for law enforcement in effectively addressing the complex crime of
human trafficking is the use of actionable intelligence. NHTIC speeds up the process
to recover exploited youth by providing intelligence directly to law enforcement,
helping them respond quickly to suspected instances of human trafficking and
recovering victims faster.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of direct care staff who received training in primary prevention strategies and other techniques to avoid the need for restraint and seclusion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Prevention Curriculum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

This metric is reflective of students, parents, and professionals who have received anti-human trafficking training. Note: The Metric Title is written by Guidestar and cannot be edited by ATI.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1) To engage all sectors (law enforcement, healthcare, educators, hospitality and retail professionals, counselors, and any other group that has the potential to come in contact with a trafficked or exploited person) to take action and create a "safety net" within their community.
2) To provide tailored life-saving training, tools, and resources to those that are most likely to have the opportunity to identify and/or recover a victim of human trafficking.
3) To empower youth and their communities to create an inhospitable environment for traffickers, where youth can protect themselves and their peers with active support from the community.
4) To protect potential victims and assist those already entrapped by establishing programs to support the needs of those most vulnerable.
5) To develop holistic solutions to the problem based on three core principles: education, prevention, and intervention.

Our passion and ability to defeat human trafficking allows us to apply industry insights, research,
and analytics to design and implement solutions that address partner needs. Our innovative,
customizable, and proven methods incorporate:
• The use of human and technology-based resources dedicated to identifying and defeating
human trafficking
• The collaborative application of a network of world-class professionals and experienced
subject matter experts to train, educate, and support partners in the prevention and
intervention of human trafficking
• The establishment and facilitation of community- and industry-led partnerships to
maximize resources, increase capacity to address the issue, and minimize liability
• Professional approach to partnerships with public and private organizations to build
sustainable, scalable, and organic programming and culture against human trafficking

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Anti-Trafficking International (ATI)

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Anti-Trafficking International (ATI)

Board of directors
as of 07/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Barbara Wilson


Term: 2024 - 2022

Clyde Findley

Heidi Anderson

Jeffrey Mazanec

Bill Woolf

Mary Lou Swanberg

Mariam Ibrahim

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/03/2021

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.