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Maximizing Justice: Building a Prosecution Review Process

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Justice can be measured and achieved in a variety of ways. In human trafficking cases, there are a number of avenues to justice—and it is paramount to consider both a victim’s perception of justice and law enforcement’s objective to maximize offender accountability. Determining the most effective route to justice requires knowledge of each avenue and the unique statutes, policies, and procedures that shape them.

During this webinar, participants will be introduced to Maximizing Justice: Building a Prosecution Review Process. This resource supports prosecutors and allied professionals in identifying the most effective route to prosecute traffickers.

The discussion will highlight how task forces can use this process to conduct investigations more effectively, make charging decisions, support victims, and ultimately proceed to trial. This webinar will help participants to—

  • identify and analyze relevant state and federal statutes;
  • mitigate collateral consequences to victims by accounting for their privacy, safety, and autonomy; and
  • develop a process or strategy to conduct case reviews for prosecution referrals.

Presented by:  Amada Bond, Project Coordinator, IACP (Moderator) Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas.

This webinar is produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under Cooperative Agreement #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 in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Date Created: June 24, 2021