Dottie Laster, a nationally recognized expert in the field of human trafficking, has been trained by the Department of Justice to educate law enforcement, businesses, and organizations on human trafficking and has been the architect and leader of human trafficking task forces and coalitions in many cities in the United States.
Laster’s expertise comes from training by the Department of Justice to educate law enforcement on human trafficking and she has been the architect and leader of numerous human trafficking task forces and coalitions during her career. She is affiliated with the Bernardo Kohler Center as the Anti-Trafficking
Coordinator and is accredited with the Bernardo Kohler Center to practice immigration law. She is also an Advisory Board Member of the Frederick Douglas Family Foundation, an Abolitionist organization which creates awareness about modern-day slavery.
Over her career Laster has trained over 5,000 law enforcement officers and has successfully written over $6.5 million in grants to fund victim services. She has been instrumental in the rescue, recovery, and reintroduction of several victims of trafficking and has served as legal consultant on numerous cases.
Laster has been featured prominently in several national publications including Texas Monthly, the Houston Chronicle, the New York Times, Texas Monthly, Town Hall, and MORE Magazine to name a few.
She was also featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and her direct rescue work the subject of the MSNBC Documentary, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue and Vanity Fair Confidential's Locked Up Next Door.
She was also featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and her direct rescue work the subject of the MSNBC Documentary, Sex Slaves: Texas Rescue. She us the co-author of My Little-Black Book Red Flags available on Amazon.