Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute
John Richmond is an award-winning prosecutor specializing in human trafficking. For over a dozen years, he has investigated and prosecuted forced labor and sex trafficking cases in numerous jurisdictions through the Department of Justice. He has served as an expert on human trafficking for the United Nations, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other organizations. He has taught at Vanderbilt School of Law and was the director of IJM’s work in India.
Executive Director of Restavek Freedom
Joan leads all of the operations and programming and splits her time between the US and Haiti. She was a co-founding family of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. She also led Go Cincinnati for several years, coordinating 2500 volunteers and 100 service projects citywide. Joan received her undergraduate degree in Education from Lee University and a graduate degree from University of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati has been listed as one of the top 10 cities to watch in 2017! It is undergoing an exciting downtown revitalization complete with a brand new streetcar, a complete river-side face-lift, and a burgeoning food scene. Make your visit complete by enjoying all that this great city has to offer.
Cincinnati is a foodie’s dream! From Cincinnati Chili to a gourmet meal at The Precinct, you won’t be disappointed. Here is a list of just a few of our favorite local places:
Graeter’s: Started over 145 years ago, Graeter’s is known for their handcrafted ice cream.
Moerlein Lager House: Overlooking the Ohio River, the Moerlein Lager House offers a a working microbrewery and foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Taste of Belgium: Known for their unique (and delicious) waffles, Taste of Belgium draws on its Belgian heritage to create a one-of-a-kind, Belgian-inspired, locally infused culinary experience.
The Precinct: Recently named one of America’s Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today and Gayot.com, The Precinct is frequently recognized as having Cincinnati’s best steaks, seafood and service.
Cincinnati is full of fun and unique places to explore. Here are just a few:
Findlay Market: Findlay Market is Ohio’s oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati’s most cherished institutions, welcoming more than a million visitors a year.