BEST is a nonprofit organization that launched in 2012 with a single vision: prevent human trafficking.
Today, we are preventing human trafficking across the US and around the globe because we believe that every person has the right to be free from commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. We hope you will watch this video so you can learn about our work and join us in changing the world one training, one job, one life at a time.
A foundation in Seattle, WA hosted meeting with trafficking experts to strategize on human trafficking prevention. The idea for BEST was born.
Launched the Inhospitable to Human Trafficking training course in partnership with the Washington Lodging Association
Launched the Ending Exploitation Collaborative with the Organization for Prostitution Survivors and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Published BEST Practices and sample policies with 18 international employer partners
Launched the BEST Online Training Center to offer Inhospitable to Human Trafficking and BEST Basics
Launched our partnership with AAHOA, the largest hotel owners association in the world
Started the Safe Jobs Collaborative with 10 partner agencies and employers
Launched King County’s first awareness campaign with 4 transit partners
Launched Flights to Freedom and Ports to Freedom, online courses for aviation and maritime industries
Launched WASE Forward, to involve policymakers in trafficking prevention efforts
Launched our Not Alone awareness campaign nationally with 54 employer and government partners
Kirsten Foot, PhD joins BEST as new CEO & Executive Director