Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Oulèye N. Warnock as Senior Human Trafficking Fellow of the city of Atlanta, according to a press release. In this role, Warnock will lead the transformation and acceleration of how the city approaches the prevention of human trafficking and the extension of support to trafficking survivors. Warnock is specifically tasked with developing and implementing a citywide policy blueprint on current anti-trafficking programs, critical gaps, and recommended new or strengthened policies and practices to be rolled out across all city departments.
“Just as there are top-level officials who plan for the city’s economic growth and development, it is equally important to have members of my Administration who plan for the safety and protection of all who come through Atlanta, particularly those who are most vulnerable amongst us,” said Bottoms.
Warnock has conducted policy research and planning domestically and abroad including in Tel Aviv, Israel, Dakar, Senegal and Northern Thailand. Warnock received her B.A. in International Studies from Spelman College and holds postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and Columbia University, where she is a Richard Hofstadter Fellow.
“Human Trafficking in our city is part of a global network of modern day slavery, and we are committed to bringing it to an end in Atlanta.” said Warnock. “I am grateful for this opportunity to work in Mayor Bottoms’ administration as we build a safer Atlanta and a promising future for all who call this great city home.”
The Senior Human Trafficking Fellow is part of the Mayor’s Executive team and reports to the Chief of Staff. The position is funded for a minimum of two years through a grant from The Partnership for Freedom.