This woman used in prostitution in Western Europe is forced through threats and intimidation to give all earnings to her trafficker. The amount varies between 200 and 400 Euro ($250-$500 USD) per month. These fees come on top of a huge bogus "debt" typically about $35,000 Euro ($44,000 USD) owed by the woman to the trafficker who brought her, usually from Africa or Eastern Europe. Wealthy European countries are magnets for sex trafficking.

"Photo by Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department."

Goal:
To combat human trafficking and support existing government efforts across global jurisdictions. To increase the number of investigations, rescued victims and prosecutions of human traffickers.
 
Mission:
Support of victims and disruption of traffickers through coordinated efforts between the community and government organizations across jurisdictions from local to global.

ALLEN CARDOZA

Instructor of Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. He serves as president of West Shield Adolescent Services and West Shield Investigations.

Hope in Action

IHTTF

“Justice is in the hands of the ordinary.”

It’s a simple yet profound message. And in the fight against the human trafficking and modern-day slavery — a tragedy that affects nearly 46 million people worldwide — it’s a message we all need to hear.


​                                                 By Ian Speir

ART TORRES

 Mr Torres was the only civilian that had the ability to work along side San Diego Police Departments Fugitive Apprehension Unit formed by Ret. Sgt Gordon Redding.  

Photo by Larry Fink

LOGAN CLARKE

Private Investigations and in many circles, is considered one of the top investigators in the world today.

international trafficking laws

Contact IHTTF 1-800-346-4006

Meet Our Team

trafficking stories

BEHIND THE SCENES

IHTTF also enlists the assistance of personnel who for obvious reasons must maintain identity secrets.

​​​In cases of emergency, call 911, and state that it is involving possible Human Trafficking.

KEITH SCHAFFERIUS

The longest licensed PI in Australia (41 yrs). Has specialised in matrimonial child retrieval for more than 30 of those years.

In October 2013 IHTTF had the honor of welcoming Senator  Manny Pacquiao, as the director of the Philippines to the International Human Trafficking Task Force team.

reflections on law

US citizens, and even non-US citizens, may be surprised at the scope and reach of US federal law against the sexual abuse and exploitation of minors.  If a US citizen comes to Thailand and engages in sexual activity with a seventeen-year-old girl from a go-go bar, he could be subject to a penalty of up to 30 years in a US federal prison.

Here we take a look at the heartbreaking stories of individuals who have been caught up in the nightmare world of human trafficking. Our reason for pointing these stories out is that it exposes the tactics and techniques that traffickers are using. If someone is aware of these, the chances of their success or significantly reduced.

Human Trafficking Is Modern Slavery
27 million people are enslaved in the world today- this is more than when slavery was legal.

Human Trafficking is the fastest growing and second largest crime in the world today.

In the United States, it is estimated that 300,000 children are at risk for  being exploited into commercial sex trade.

Anyone held in service of another through force fraud or coercion is a victim of this crime.

Any minor in commercial sex ( prostitution, stripping, or pornography) is a victim of human trafficking.

Prostituting  a minor under 14 years of age carries a federal life sentence.

DOTTIE LASTER

She was appointed an original member of the U. S. Attorney's Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, a human trafficking task force often noted as a model for the nation.