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The Need for More Human Trafficking Awareness Training

In many communities across the United States, law enforcement agencies are not up to speed when it comes to Human Trafficking Awareness Training. In some states Human Trafficking Awareness Training is mandatory for all new recruits but seasoned officers are not required to attend any type of Human Trafficking Awareness Training. The National Institute for Human Trafficking Research and Training knows the importance of training. According to the Florida Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking produced by Florida State University – Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, one of the greatest needs is Awareness Training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and service providers.  

“Training for state agencies is crucial – and it pays off”, says Terry Coonan, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. Trainings that have been implemented to date for state agencies on human trafficking have borne striking results. In the first year after the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, under contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), the FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and others designed and implemented the training for “DCF Hotline” workers, child protective investigators and community based care agencies on human trafficking, there were 156 trafficking investigations, with 22 verified cases resulting from those investigations. In a similar vein, two weeks after completing the Florida department of Law Enforcement Advanced Investigative Training on Human Trafficking, a detective from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office broke the “Treasure Island Sex Trafficking Case” that involved the exploitation of multiple U.S. citizen women in strip clubs and escort services in the Tampa Bay area.

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

The National Institute for Human Trafficking Research and Training offers the following classes for Law Enforcement Officers and Investigators:


ONE DAY CLASS

Introduction to Human Trafficking - The One Day course designed for law enforcement officers to acquaint them with human trafficking. The primary focus of the course is to provide an understanding of the origins and methods of operation of trafficking organizations along with an understanding of the unique victimization process. The course will acquaint the officer with a victim centered investigative and collaborative approach to dealing with human trafficking. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of the role of the victim service providers, domestic minor sex trafficking, immigration issues, and the immigration remedies available to human trafficking victims.

Training“Education Provides Knowledge… With Knowledge We Can Take Action… By Taking Action There Is Hope”                      

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should have a basic understanding of:

The issue of smuggling versus human trafficking

The different types of human trafficking crimes – Forced Labor, Document Servitude, Sex Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

The scope of the problems involved in human trafficking

The nature of victimization in relation to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and subsequent Reauthorizations

The legal and civil remedies for use in the successful documentation and prosecution of criminal traffickers

The indicators of a trafficking case

Investigative techniques and terminology in developing a human trafficking case

The expertise necessary to identify victim issues including psychological, psychosocial, and cultural

The importance of collaboration with community social service providers

The importance of self-care to ensure proper care for victims

LAW ENFORCEMENT, VICTIM ADVOCATES, COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, FAITH-BASED COMMUNITIES, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, HOTEL AND MOTEL MANAGEMENT AND SECURITY PERSONNEL, UTILIY COMPANIES, AND OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS


FOUR HOUR 1/2 DAY CLASS

The Many Faces of Human Trafficking – This training program is designed for community members to acquaint them with the concepts of Human Trafficking. The primary focus of the course is to provide an understanding of the origins, methods of operation, and indicators of human trafficking along with an understanding of the unique victimization process. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of building alliances and coalitions as part of a coordinated community response to human trafficking.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should have a basic understanding of:

Police trainingThe issues of smuggling versus human trafficking

The scope of the problems involved in human trafficking

The nature of victimization in relation to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and subsequent Reauthorizations

The different types of human trafficking crimes – Forced Labor, Document Servitude, Sex Trafficking and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

The scope of the problems involved in human trafficking

The nature of victimization in relation to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and subsequent Reauthorizations

The legal and civil remedies for use in the successful documentation and prosecution of criminal traffickers

The indicators of a trafficking case

The need for community involvement

The importance of self-care to ensure proper care for victims

             

CUSTOMIZED TRAININGS FOR SPECIAL GROUPS

Two and One Hour Presentations are available for Customized / Target Audiences such as

Customized Training for GroupsAttorneys

Church Groups / Faith-Based Organizations

High School Students / Teenage Youth Groups / Parents and Grandparents

Civic Clubs and Organizations

Immigrant Advocacy Groups

Domestic Violence Advocates

Code Enforcement – Fire Marshal, Utilities, Health Department

Business Industry -  Cable Company, Restaurant Vendors, UPS, Fed-Ex, Postal Workers, Travel / Hospitality Industry, Hotel/Motel Associations, Resort Communities

Community Leaders

Law Enforcement, Department of Juvenile Justice, Correctional,  Conferences

Keynote Speakers / Conference Workshops / Break-out Sessions

 

 

What They Say

test“There was a raid of brothels in rural South Florida where Mexican girls, some as young as 13, were forced to have sex with dozens of men a day. The evidence of beatings, drug addiction, and forced abortions prompted one federal judge to call this trafficking case ‘one of the most base, most vile, most despicable, most reprehensible crimes’ he had ever encountered.” 
“Of Human Bondage”  - Kate O’Breirne – National Review – February, 1998

About Us

The National Institute for Human Trafficking Research and Training knows the importance of training. According to the Florida Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking produced by Florida State University – Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, one of the greatest needs is Awareness Training for law enforcement, prosecutors, and service providers.