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Investigating Labor Trafficking: The Who and How

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Around 95 percent of the human trafficking cases prosecuted in the U.S. result from sex trafficking. Because of its clandestine nature, very few labor trafficking cases are prosecuted on both the federal and state levels. The influx of migrants into the U.S. increases the victimization within our borders. Most people in the U.S. believe that labor trafficking only occurs in the fields with farming and agriculture operations. Labor trafficking is also occurring in restaurants, nail salons, large-scale poultry & food processing plants, within the hospitality industries, etc. There are many forms of labor trafficking in the U.S.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Actual examples of labor trafficking from both law enforcement and Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Identifying labor trafficking in its varying forms.
  • Pathways to victimization such as indigenous customs and language barriers.
  • Strapped law enforcement efforts for investigations.
  • Unknown resources such as federal and state departments of labor, state and local licensing agencies/permits sections, fire marshals, arson investigators, and insurance inspectors.
  • What elements need to be proven in a labor trafficking case.

Date Created: December 8, 2023