This is a free, in-person, 2.5-day advanced human trafficking training is for law enforcement and prosecutors to provide innovative, practical, and trauma-informed strategies to enhance victim-centered responses, and offender-focused investigations and prosecutions. This course is highly interactive and scenario-based.
This training will provide information on—
- how traffickers recruit victims from within the criminal justice system,
- methods to investigate sex trafficking in a post-Backpage world,
- investigative strategies that do not rely on victim testimony to identify evidence of labor and sex trafficking,
- trauma-informed interview techniques,
- countering witness intimidation and evidence tampering,
- assessing culpability of victims who may also appear to be potential suspects,
- alternative charges to consider to increase the likelihood of successful prosecution of co-occurring crimes,
- confronting common defenses, and
- the value of expert testimony.
This event is produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under Cooperative Agreement No. 2020-VT-BX-K002, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.