Human Trafficking Institute Inc.

Combating slavery at its source by empowering justice systems to stop traffickers

Fairfax, VA   |  www.traffickinginstitute.org

Mission

The Human Trafficking Institute exists to decimate human trafficking 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.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Victor Boutros

Main address

2701 Prosperity Ave Ste 405

Fairfax, VA 22031 USA

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EIN

47-4573685

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (I05)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Uganda Country Program

Sex trafficking and forced labor are both major problems in Uganda. Traffickers force their victims to work in a variety of industries or to engage in commercial sex. Uganda’s 2009 Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act prohibits all forms of human trafficking. However, specialized human trafficking enforcement expertise is required for the law to realize its potential.

With trafficking cases continuing to rise, mechanisms need to be implemented to help cases move through the criminal justice system, which will enable the prosecutors to bring justice to traffickers and victims.

HTI has met several senior Ugandan leaders, including the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Chief Justice of Uganda, the Speaker of the Parliament, the Head of Uganda’s Interagency Coordinating Mechanism on Human Trafficking, and the Inspector General of Police. Each described a need for specialized human trafficking units equipped with the skills and tools necessary to be effective. Nevertheless, Ugandan officials are taking steps to bring tangible hope to victims of human trafficking. HTI is helping Uganda lay the groundwork to improve the effectiveness of trafficking investigations and prosecutions in Uganda.

Population(s) Served

Belize is a small Central American country, well-known for its climate, beaches, jungles and the second largest barrier reef in the world. What many do not realize is that officials in Belize must also confront human traffickers, who are profiting from sex trafficking and forced labor.

Despite many identified trafficking victims every year, a trafficker has not been convicted for exploiting those victims since 2016. It is also likely that many more victims are not even being identified.

The Human Trafficking Institute works to implement our model in the Belize Justice System to bring traffickers to justice and remove victims from exploitation.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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How we listen

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Victims of Human Trafficking

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Survivor consultation ,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The Human Trafficking Institute gathers input from trafficking survivors in the design of new and existing programs to understand their experiences of engaging with the justice system and seek areas to improve the experiences of other survivors based on their input. This input is used to inform training, training materials and project activities throughout the project.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The Human Trafficking Institute aims to ensure victims of human trafficking receive proper care and services and limit retraumitization as their case goes through the criminal justice system. By receiving feedback and consultation of past survivors on their experiences, we then inform our programs to be victim-centered in ways we know to be effective.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Human Trafficking Institute Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Ha

International Justice Mission

Term: 2020 -

Stewart Bertron

Murray Bertron LLC

Ted Haddock

The Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/07/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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