The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) supports law enforcement agencies and victim service organizations as they address challenges to identifying human trafficking victims and connecting them to services. One approach that has demonstrated progress in fighting sex and labor trafficking and assisting survivors is the multidisciplinary trafficking task force model that connects local and state law enforcement and victim service providers.
A new three-part video series aims to help trafficking task forces standardize responses, institutionalize knowledge, and tighten collaboration by guiding them through the protocol creation process. Strong and effective protocols outline specific procedures, define roles for task force members, and create standard policies for confidentiality, information sharing, trauma-informed interviewing practices, and many other important considerations.
These animated videos are a part of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP’s) anti-human trafficking task force training catalog, and supplement IACP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Protocol Development Checklists. They are accompanied by engaging, full-color comics. Together, the materials teach task force stakeholders why protocols should become a daily part of their operations, and how to develop and implement them.
This video series was developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), in partnership with ICF, through an OVC FY 2020 Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program award.