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We empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities and businesses through education, prevention, and intervention.
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We empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities and businesses through education, prevention, and intervention.
Anti Trafficking

Our Team

Leadership

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Anne Basham

CEO
Bill Woolf

Bill Woolf

Founder
Barbara Amaya

Barbara Amaya

Director of Survivor Leadership
Human Trafficking Survivor
Candy Arthur

Candy Arthur

Chief Engagement Officer
SusanYoung

Susan Young

Parent Coalition Director
Human Trafficking Survivor Parent
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Aubrey McMahan

Chief Communications Officer
Elizabeth Lee - Senior Advisor & Volunteer/Intern Coordinator

Elizabeth Lee

Senior Advisor & Volunteer/Intern Coordinator
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Erin Fisher

Executive Director, Just Ask Prevention Curriculum

Team

Angel Polk

Angel Polk

Webmaster

Johanna Ghelman

Graphic Designer
Sydney Scheonhals

Sydney Schoenhals

Interception E-Magazine Coordinator
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Natalie Palmer

ATI Newsletter & Blog Post Coordinator
Kham Chanth

Kham Chanthyasak

Digital & Web Specialist
Liliana Nava

Liliana Nava

Student Advisory Council Liaison / Bilingual Outreach & Prevention Education Specialist

Linda Rosen

Student Advisory Council Liaison
Daliah Korsun-O'Malley

Daliah Korsun-O’Malley

Marketing Specialist

Board of Directors

Barbara Jean Wilson

Barbara Jean Wilson

Chairperson
Executive Coordinator -
Freddie Mac
Human Trafficking Survivor
Clyde Findley

Clyde E. Findley, Esq.

Treasurer
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Heidi Anderson

Secretary
Jeffrey Mazanec

Jeffrey C. Mazanec

Chief Security Officer -
General Dynamics Corporation

Mark Krogness

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Mary Lou Swanberg, CHPC

Counselor, Certified Coach, Author, and Speaker -
Life Line Counseling Center
Sheriff Bob Mosier

Sheriff Robert Mosier

Sheriff -
Fauquier County Sheriffs Office

Sonia Santos

Advisory Council

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George L. Swanberg, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner -
Life Line Counseling Center
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Mary Lou Swanberg, CHPC

Counselor, Certified Coach, Author, and Speaker -
Life Line Counseling Center

Mariam Ibraheem

Lynda Figeroa

Kendra Young

In 2013 our founder, Detective Bill Woolf, had just recovered a seventeen-year-old victim of human trafficking. For three years, Emily was subjected to countless sexual assaults arranged by her trafficker, the man whom she believed to be her boyfriend. With an intact and loving family, Emily did not fit the typical picture many people associate with trafficking—a child abandoned, homeless, desperate. Yet her grades slipped, her behavior changed, and eventually counselors, school officials, and even the courts got involved. Despite it all, Emily did not get the help she needed and the abuse continued. When Bill asked where the system had failed, she simply said, “No one ever asked.”

These words are what propelled Bill to form the precursor to Anti-Trafficking International (ATI). Aptly named the Just Ask Prevention Project, Bill brought law enforcement, schools, and other partners together to train professionals on identifying trafficking victims and develop our Just Ask Prevention Curriculum for students. Communities in the U.S. and abroad craved more.  What began as an awareness campaign has grown into a flourishing 501(c)(3) global foundation now known as ATI. Today, we partner with students, parents, and professionals like you to empower everyone to abolish human trafficking right from where they are. A community trained in education, prevention, and intervention will no longer let children like Emily be coerced and trapped for years in a situation like hers. Instead, our children will be surrounded by support systems at every level to stop human trafficking before it starts.

The Just Ask Prevention Curriculum didn’t just make me aware of human trafficking, their efforts literally saved my life! I was being groomed into trafficking when I heard their message, and it is what made me get help! They saved me from BECOMING A VICTIM!

17-Year-Old High School Senior

Recognitions

July 2019 – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) passed a resolution recognizing Just Ask Prevention (now ATI) as one of only 3 global leaders in the development of human trafficking prevention curriculum.

January 2020 – Rep. Chris Smith, the author of the landmark legislation protecting trafficking victims and recognizing human trafficking as a crime (Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000), mentioned Just Ask (now ATI) as one of the primary organizations providing prevention curriculum on the frontline of the fight against human trafficking (watch from minute 10:15 – 10:22). https://youtu.be/bv5sa8OdSlc

2019 – Non-Profit of the Year by Rotary International

2019 – Just Ask Prevention (now ATI) was asked to provide testimony to the House Rules Committee by Chairman McGovern: Solving an Epidemic: Addressing human trafficking around major events like the Super Bowl and the need for cross-jurisdictional solutions (House of Representatives Committee on Rules)

January 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 – In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors passed a proclamation recognizing “the continued leadership of Just Ask Prevention Project [now ATI] to increase awareness of human trafficking and equip individuals to resist and prevent it, making Fairfax County inhospitable to traffickers.”

January 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 – In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Fairfax County School Board passed a proclamation recognizing that “the Just Ask Prevention Project [now ATI] is the ‘Gold Standard’ in prevention curriculum and their program has saved countless lives.”

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