About Pathways To Freedom

Our Mission

We believe that cities and towns play a critical role in preventing human trafficking and addressing the unmet needs of survivors in the U.S.

By elevating survivor voices, highlighting innovative local programs, and supporting city leadership, Pathways to Freedom aims to:

  • Encourage and support innovative, community-wide responses to human trafficking
  • Promote sharing and adoption of effective city programs and policies
  • Challenge assumptions about human trafficking and how victims and survivors are impacted

Read more about the Pathways to Freedom City Challenge.

Who We Are

Pathways to Freedom is the third challenge of the Partnership for Freedom, a public-private partnership to spur innovative solutions to human trafficking challenges. Humanity United and the NoVo Foundation lead this final challenge in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities.

Pathways to Freedom was developed with guidance from a team of human trafficking survivor leaders who generously shared their expertise and insights.

Tris Lester Bacani
Member, Colorado Human Trafficking Council
Member, National Survivor Network

Rafael Bautista
Consultant, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Consultant, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center
Member, National Survivor Network

Mary Durant
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Beth Jacobs
Field Instructor, Truckers Against Trafficking

District Court Judge Robert R. Lung
Consultant, Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center
Consultant, National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center
Member, National Advisory Committee on Sex Trafficking of Children & Youth in the U.S.

Ronny Marty
Independent Anti-Human Trafficking Consultant

Bukola Oriola
Member, U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Founder, The Enitan Stor

About Pathways to Freedom

Pathways to Freedom calls on cities to take urgent action to prevent human trafficking and address the unmet needs of survivors. This third challenge of the Partnership for Freedom focuses on challenging assumptions, spurring innovative city-wide responses, and sharing local solutions. Humanity United and the NoVo Foundation lead this final challenge in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities.

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