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Human Trafficking Front

At The Forefront of Education, Training, and Advocacy to Prevent Human Trafficking and Reduce Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Pembroke Pines, FL   |  https://humantraffickingfront.org/
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Human Trafficking Front

EIN: 84-4998853


Mission

We are committed to: 1. Advancing knowledge and responses towards ending abuse, exploitation, and trafficking, particularly that of women and children. 2. Collaborating with governments, the business community, civil society organizations, and key stakeholders to strengthen a multi-faceted response that effectively prevents and addresses forms of trafficking and modern slavery. 3. Supporting concerted efforts to protect trafficking victims, their families, and children who have been abused and exploited via the Internet and mobile technologies.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder and Director

Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts

Main address

18501 Pines Blvd. Suite 349

Pembroke Pines, FL 33029 USA

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EIN

84-4998853

Subject area info

Abuse prevention

Sexual abuse

Freedom from violence and torture

Freedom from slavery

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Victims of crime and abuse

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Research

Human Trafficking Front conducts research in the areas of human trafficking and related crimes, including the role of the internet in facilitating the sexual exploitation of children.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Human Trafficking Front conducts awareness and prevention activities related to human trafficking and internet-facilitated child sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Our specialized training and educational programs are uniquely designed to equip participants to aid in the prevention, detection, and responses of human trafficking, with an emphasis on issues related to online child sex trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Human Trafficking Front offers an internship program for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to increase their understanding of human trafficking, develop research skills, and contribute to prevention materials and resources in the anti-trafficking field.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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Prevention and Awareness-Raising Activities

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

As a leader in facilitating specialized best practices trainings, Human Trafficking Front continues to design and deliver trainings to first responders and professionals on the frontlines of preventing and combating human trafficking. In addition, Human Trafficking Front continues to conduct awareness-raising activities and education programs as policy tools to help empower and equip children, parents, educators, and all individuals who can make a difference in the fight to end human trafficking and related crimes and enhance the protection of children online.
Human Trafficking Front is committed to building the capacity of first professionals and community members to address gaps in the law and policy that enable impunity and root causes of trafficking and intervene early with evidence-informed approaches. Through these efforts, Human Trafficking Front disseminates evidence-based and trauma-informed practices and ensures that the best interest of the child is a primary consideration in terms of protection, prevention, and justice against sexual offenses and trafficking on and offline.

Under a human rights-based and victim-centered approach, Human Trafficking Front assists first responders, relevant professionals, advocates and community members to advance understanding of human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation and improve the response to prevent and address these crimes.

We are dedicated to raising awareness, building capacity, and disseminating best practices tools to more effectively identify and protect victims, investigate and prosecute incidents, as well as equip the public to recognize signs and report instances of trafficking and online crimes against children for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

Through these efforts, Human Trafficking Front strengthens coordination, promotes public-private partnerships, and encourages the integration of strategies to more effectively implement legislative and other programmatic measures to end human trafficking and child exploitation.

Human Trafficking Front was founded in 2020 by Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts as a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and victim-centered research and advocacy center to advance legal responses and disseminate best practices to prevent and combat human trafficking and Internet-related child exploitation crimes based on a holistic human rights approach. Human Trafficking Front understands the crime of human trafficking as an affront to the dignity of the person and as a violation of the fundamental human rights of the human being. Human Trafficking Front is under the leadership of Dr. Uitts, who is a legal academic, born and raised in Colombia, specializing in law relating to human rights, and who has solid experience in designing and providing training and coordinated community responses to supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking crimes. Dr. Uitts will continue to work closely with relevant stakeholders to strengthen prevention, identification, and responses to human trafficking in a multi-disciplinary community-wide approach.

Some of Human Trafficking Front's progress include:

1. Raising awareness of forms of human trafficking and child sex trafficking offenses committed online
2. Helping restore the lives of victims, including online child victims
3. Helping develop early intervention strategies to prevent and reduce victimization
4. Increasing information sharing
5. Strengthening coordinated responses to human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation

Human Trafficking Front will continue to strategically and practically equip professionals to help prevent, detect, and respond to human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation.

Human Trafficking Front works to inspire the adoption of effective and targeted legislative and policy measures (in alignment with international standards) as they relate to preventing, identifying, and responding to human trafficking and related exploitation.

We continue to promote more effective implementation of national laws and policies that adopt the best interests of the child as a primary consideration to enhance the protection of children -any child up to the age of 18- from the sale and sexual exploitation in both the online and offline worlds.

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Human Trafficking Front

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Founder and Director

Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts

Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts holds a Doctorate of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree, with expertise in the intersection of cyberspace and human rights and Internet-facilitated child sex trafficking, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intercultural Human Rights from St. Thomas University College of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida. Her book, Sex Trafficking of Children Online: Modern Slavery in Cyberspace, is published under the Applied Criminology Across the Globe series, Rowman & Littlefield, 2022. Dr. Uitts’ legal and advocacy work, undertaken at academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, include strengthening the criminal justice system’s responses to human trafficking, enhancing coordination of services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual and dating violence, and human trafficking, and serving and mentoring unaccompanied immigrant youth. She has served as petitioner attorney before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC.

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Human Trafficking Front

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
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Board chair

Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts

Human Trafficking Front

Dr. Hortensia Núñez

Enarda Cuni

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/25/2022

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Data
  • 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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.