Suleman Masood

Position: Council Member, The United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking
Category: Featured speaker

Suleman Masood is a subject matter expert on domestic labor trafficking and male victimization. Since 2013, his advocacy experience allowed him to work exclusively with local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Mr. Masood’s expertise includes collaborating with victim service providers and task forces on advocating for ways to improve the quality of services for trafficking survivors. This work emphasizes the need to build partnerships with survivors and ensure that strategies and implementation influence a survivor-informed approach. Mr. Masood currently serves as Council Chair for the United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. Through Mr. Masood’s leadership, the Advisory Council provides recommendations on federal anti-trafficking policies to the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF).

Mr. Masood’s partnerships with service providers and first responders include serving as a senior program specialist on behalf of the Office for Victims of Crime and working as a consultant for various law enforcement agencies across the United States. In 2017, Mr. Masood was credited with coining the phrase “survivor-informed,” which was adopted and published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services; a term now integrated throughout the anti-trafficking field. In 2021, Mr. Masood wrote, produced, and narrated a one-of-a-kind visual PSA on labor trafficking with the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Mr. Masood graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Criminology/Victimology from Fresno State University and currently attends the University of the District of Columbia – David A. Clarke School of Law, where he aspires to create meaningful change within the criminal justice system.

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