Ambassador (ret.) C.deBaca is a Senior Justice Initiative Advisor and a participant in the Foundation’s Design for Freedom Working Group (formerly Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group). From 2009 to 2014, Ambassador (ret.) C.deBaca coordinated U.S. government activities in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery as head of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons under the Obama Administration. He then served as a Director in the Department of Justice’s Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking.
Previously, Ambassador (ret.) C.deBaca was Counsel to the House Committee on the Judiciary, where his portfolio for Chairman John Conyers, Jr. included: national security, intelligence, immigration, civil rights, and modern slavery issues. At the Justice Department beginning in the early 1990s, he obtained the convictions of dozens of traffickers, helped to liberate more than 600 victims from bondage, and established the Worker Exploitation Task Force and the Human Trafficking Prosecutions Unit.
In 2017, he retired from the Department of Justice as one of the country’s most decorated federal prosecutors.