Nita Belles is an author, speaker and leading national expert in the anti-human trafficking movement. Her journey as a tireless crusader against human trafficking began in 2006 when she witnessed the cruelty of this atrocity and was compelled to take action. Nita is passionate about ending human trafficking and is working to make the world aware of this crisis.
Nita knows that awareness is the first step to solving this problem. Each year since 2010, Nita’s anti-trafficking work surrounding the Super Bowl has been instrumental in holding traffickers and sex-buyers accountable and recovering victims of human trafficking. In her years of dedication to this issue, she’s worked from rescue to restoration. She has collaborated with top law enforcement, government officials, social service providers, faith communities, and survivors as the key to creating comprehensive, lasting change.
Nita furthered her commitment to the cause by starting an organization to fight human trafficking. She is the Executive Director and Founder of In Our Backyard, a national nonprofit organization that links arms across America in the fight against human trafficking through awareness, action, education, legislative advising and advocacy for survivors. She is passionate and dedicated to leading the organization and has never taken a salary.
As a prominent trainer and motivational speaker, Nita engages audiences of all kinds, empowering them to use their expertise and sphere of influence to stop human trafficking. She frequently speaks to government officials, law enforcement, universities, businesses, civic organizations, medical communities, conferences and faith-based groups.