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Drugs as Coercion: Human Trafficking and Toxicology


A recorded webinar that provides information on the common dynamics in sex and labor trafficking and describe how drugs and alcohol are used to assert and maintain control over their victims and perpetrate trafficking and trafficking related crimes.

Target Audience: Law Enforcement and Victim Service Providers


  • Provide law enforcement personnel and victim service providers with information on the role of drugs and alcohol in human trafficking organizations.
  • Learn about collaboration with toxicology experts in human trafficking investigations.
  • Learn about investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases involving drugs and alcohol. 

Includes: Panelist Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, Joseph Scaramucci, Detective, McLennan County Sheriff's Office discussing importance of and strategies for collaborating with service providers and medical professionals to identify drug-facilitated human trafficking, provide much needed care, and educate other allied professionals about the effects of drug use in the context of trafficking dynamics. 

Date Created: February 2, 2022