Hope for Justice is an anti-human trafficking organisation working to uncover and abolish the hidden crime of modern-day slavery. The charity seeks practical solutions to human trafficking with four areas of operation - Investigate & Rescue; Assist Aftercare; Perpetrator Accountability and Campaign.
The charity has put together a multidisciplinary unit consisting of investigators, lawyers and social workers deployed in the UK to find and free people trapped in this vicious cycle.
Hope for Justice's Legal Director Phillipa Roberts first approached Fieldfisher through iProbono when she was in need of advice on matters of data protection. The charity works with public sector bodies to speed up the process of acting on evidence of trafficking and they needed an information sharing protocol to ensure that sensitive details are exchanged securely and promptly.
The project developed from drafting an information sharing protocol to creating a template memorandum of understanding to be entered into with law enforcement agencies. This work enhanced the charity's ability to work with law enforcement in identifying victims of human trafficking here in the UK. Ultimately, the closer they work with other agencies the more they can add their expertise and ensure more victims are rescued from situations of devastating exploitation.