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Beyond the Basics: Advancing Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions

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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. 


Date Created: February 24, 2023