Landscape of Human Trafficking in 2020 & What To Expect in 2021: Roundtable hosted by NTSA

Published: December 18, 2020
Landscape of Human Trafficking in 2020 & What to Expect in 2021: Roundtable discussion hosted by the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance
Summary: On December 9, 2020 the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance (NTSA) hosted a roundtable discussion with partners and leaders in the field of anti-trafficking and exploitation. NTSA recognizes that not all industries were represented at the discussion strictly due to the time constraints. The intent of the roundtable was to discuss the landscape of human trafficking in 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as what to expect in 2021. The following report includes anecdotal and analytical information provided by each expert. If you have any questions/comments, please contact us at

● U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons – U.S. Ambassador-at-Large John Cotton Richmond
● Rescue Freedom International – Meg Ammons, Program Manager
● Prostitution Research & Education – Dr. Melissa Farley, Executive Director
● White House Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking – Dr. Sandra Morgan, RN
● Office for Victims of Crime – Bill Woolf, Senior Advisor for Victim Services and Human Trafficking Program Director
● Polaris Project- Megan Cutter, Director of the National Human Trafficking Hotline
● National Center on Sexual Exploitation – Dr. Stephany Powell, Director of Law Enforcement Training and Survivor Services
● National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance – Calvin Fanning, Alliance Referral System Manager
● Heyrick Research – Chris Muller-Tabanera, National Director
● Department of Homeland Security – Doug Gilmer, Supervisory Special Agent and Resident Special Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations, Birmingham

● Denver District Attorney’s Office/Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance (DATA) – Elise Rahn, Director
● National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance – Kendyl Berger, Membership Coordinator

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