Mehlman-Orozco becomes Contributor to The Hill

Fall 2016: Dr. Mehlman-Orozco was invited to become an ‘expert contributor’ to The Hill on issues related to human trafficking and criminal justice. Links to her human trafficking articles will be featured on the Author page, while all other content will be updated monthly through blog posts.


The Hill: January 2017

The Hill: November 2016

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Mehlman-Orozco Publishes Article in The Hill

Dr. Mehlman-Orozco’s article in The Hill was well received by practitioners and experts within the human trafficking field, as well as by survivors themselves. In order to improve anti-trafficking policy, we need to first understand our system’s current failures and work together to address them.

Here are a few examples of the amazing organizations and people who disseminated this important information to their networks:


FAIR Girls prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education.


National Freedom Network is a group of people and organizations around South Africa, who who work together against human trafficking


Breaking the Chains provides healing and restoration to survivors of sex trafficking


The Human Trafficking Center uses academic rigor, sound methodology, and reliable data to promote understanding of human trafficking and its causes, conditions, and cures


Executive Director of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force


The ArcLight Foundation provides responsive and sustainable solutions to rescue victims of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and/or forced labor. ERASE Child Trafficking is focused on eliminating child trafficking by implementing a holistic approach, from education and recovery to life reclamation.


H.E.A.T. Watch is an anti-trafficking organization, sponsored by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, that is working towards ending trafficking exploitation in the Bay Area


Peoria Home provides long-term secure housing with an array of support services for women with a history of sex trafficking


Obama: TPP Will Reduce Human Trafficking

Today, President Obama told a town-hall of young entrepreneurs in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam that the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will reduce human trafficking in the region. Unfortunately, the leverage and reward elements of this policy haven’t been effective, as implemented with the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report and associated funding.

Read more in Dr. Mehlman-Orozco’s most recent article in the Diplomatic Courier, here.