The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP) was founded by Patrick Atkinson in 1991 to prevent, detect, rescue, and care for international victims of human trafficking.
Today this international coalition also works to create model laws and systems, and provide prosecutorial assistance against the victimizers of the innocent.
Human Trafficking 101
Slavery has always been a part of humanity’s history. Though frequently battled back, the human trafficking (slavery) industry has never been defeated.
With the advent of the internet, human trafficking is even more insidious and widespread. Its three illicit markets – for sex, labor, and body parts – have become the world’s 2nd largest criminal industry.
How YOU can help
– Educate yourself and family about slavery and exploitation.– Invite an ITEMP speaker to present to your group.– Report suspicious situations or individuals to authorities. You may save a life.– Support ITEMP as a volunteer, advocate, or donor.
What do you know about Human Trafficking and Forced Labor?
The truth is, most people know very little.
Invite an ITEMP speaker to present to your organization or school:
The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons has an active, international speakers bureau that presents age-appropriate educational programs to school children of all ages, universities, and concerned social, community, service, and professional groups. These presentations and workshops range in length from 12 minute overviews for service club luncheons to 4 day professional certification programs.