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Stop Human Trafficking Before it Starts
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Stop Human Trafficking Before it Starts

We are a team of people dedicated to defeating the scourge of human trafficking by partnering with people like you on prevention through education.

Our Origin

In 2013 our founder, Detective Bill Woolf, had just recovered a seventeen-year-old victim of human trafficking.

When Bill asked where the system had failed, she simply said,

“No one ever asked.”

What We Do

We empower you to abolish human trafficking in your communities and businesses through education, prevention, and intervention. We target this threat from five different angles:

Youth Prevention Education

Youth Prevention Education

Reaching more than 250,000 youth every year in 3 countries, we are the leader in prevention curriculum.

Through our extensive work in the field, ATI consistently finds teens and young adults are manipulated into trafficking scenarios due to a lack of knowledge and awareness.

Based on this conclusion, we develop an innovative solution—comprehensive, evidence-based human trafficking prevention curriculum rooted in best practices for curriculum development and implementation. Our Just Ask Prevention curriculum not only raises awareness in a culturally responsive approach but also provides vital skills for prevention and intervention.

We also offer a solution to address the need for criminal justice reform and youth in our communities through our Trafficking Resistance, Awareness, and Prevention program. This is the only program in the world that effectively leverages law enforcement in the process of prevention and begins to build back trust in communities that need it the most.

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Community Empowerment

Community Empowerment

ATI is committed to ensuring that all communities have the tools and resources they need to safeguard against human trafficking. Whether through our Community Ambassador Program where we empower members of your community to take action and train, our Campus Ambassador Program—protecting college campuses all across the United States—or our Survivor Jobs Empowerment program, which helps communities support survivors in reintegrating and becoming self-sustaining members of their community, we provide vital supports that are bringing an end to human trafficking at the community level.

We also offer many educational opportunities through our Let’s Talk quarterly webinar series where we bring real-world experts to your computer screen or our annual Anti-Trafficking Conference, offering relevant training and networking for students, parents, and frontline professionals.

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Professional Training

Professional Training

Human traffickers and other predators have long capitalized on the lack of training for professionals to recognize and respond to victims of exploitation. Many victims stay trapped in a cycle of exploitation because they don’t know where to turn for help.

ATI has established the National Human Trafficking Intelligence Center (NHTIC) to train those on the frontlines through a proven multi-vector approach. Our programs build the capacity of existing organizations by offering holistic training solutions developed by professionals who have extensive experience and knowledge on this issue.

The program is a certificated program that provides disciplinary-specific training to fit the needs of industry professionals. A list of industries we have trained is available on our website.

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Parent Support

Parent Support

Our greatest asset in the fight against trafficking is you and the members of your community. But the only way you will be effective in helping to end human trafficking is by being able to identify the signs and patterns of trafficker abuse, so that you can report them. Victims can be difficult to identify, and you could even have a victim in your own home. Unfortunately, without accurate knowledge of human trafficking, people perish. We help parents to stop human trafficking before it starts and also help parents in the aftermath of trafficking event in their own home or community.

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Student Leadership

Student Leadership

ATI recognizes the invaluable asset of our youth in combatting human trafficking and strives to create leaders of the future. That’s why the Student Advisory Council (SAC) was one of our first programs. The SAC is committed to strengthening the voices of youth and to enhancing awareness of teen sex trafficking by empowering teen leaders and promoting youth projects. It is a unique opportunity for youth to serve on an advisory board, take on leadership roles, design and implement their own initiatives, and provide critical feedback and direction to other initiatives that ATI undertakes.

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Where We Work

We are truly an international organization—and we’re covering more ground every day!

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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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