HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATIONS & TRAINING INSTITUTE
HUMAN TRAFFICKING INVESTIGATIONS & TRAINING INSTITUTE  

 

 

Course manual will include everything a student needs to know about human trafficking.

  • The manual for Law Enforcement will focus on laws, arrest and search warrant affidavits, and practical exercises.
  • The manual for 9-1-1 Operators will summarize main topics in the Law Enforcement course, and focus on practical exercises involving witnesses or trafficking victims "calling" 9-1-1 Centers to report human trafficking.
Manual Excerpt 2017 April.pdf
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Agenda 9-1-1 Course .pdf
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White Paper - 9-1-1.pdf
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Not My Life is a film about slavery in our time.  Filmed on five continents over a period of four years, Not My Life depicts the unspeakable practices of a multi-billion dollar global industry. It includes one of Agent Bristol's 2009 Domestic Servitude cases.

 

IACP's The Crime of Human Trafficking: A Law Enforcement Guide to Identification and Investigation, is a guidebook for law enforcement on the crime of human trafficking that covers the federal laws, tools for identification, investigation and response, and resources for victim assistance. Students will view their 3 nine-minute training videos.

This informational video on human trafficking and how to identify and assist victims is part of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking public awareness campaign, an initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the US. It is operated by Polaris Project, a NGO working on the issue of human trafficking.  NHTRC provides referrals, resources, and information, which are discussed during HTTI's trainings.

 

The role of the FBI will be discussed in detail, to include how they participate in anti-human trafficking task forces and programs like Innocense Lost National Initiative. The successes of Operation Cross Country I - VII  will be discussed and how local police can become more involved with the FBI.

The role of DHS will be discussed in detail, to include their Public Awareness Campaigns Hidden in Plain Sight, Blue Campaign, and No Te Enganes.  DHS Operations Predator, Sunflower and iGuardian will be discussed, and how DHS is the founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working to prevent online child sexual abuse.

Students will learn how the U.S. Department of Justice prosecutes human traffickers, through their 94 U.S. Attorney Offices in the U.S. and their Civil Rights Division in Washington, D.C.  DOJ programs Project Safe Childhood and the National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) data system will be discussed.

 

The President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking is a cabinet level entity created by TVPA to coordinate federal efforts to combat trafficking in persons. The roles of all federal agencies participating in this task force will be discussed.

 

Several states have created reports on the level of human trafficking in their state and what efforts they have done to fight this crime problem. Their successes and difficulties will be discussed during training.

 

The important role of non-governmental organizations like End Human Trafficking Now, Polaris Project, Free The Slaves, International Justice Mission, Not For Sale, will be discussed in class. Students will better understand their missions and how they provice victim services, especially after law enforcement rescues a trafficking victim.

 

International Governmental Organizations like the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking will be discussed and how they may help your investigation. The UN's Blue Heart campaign seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop this crime.

 

Congress enacted the Missing Children's Act in 1982 which enabled the entry of missing child information into the FBI's NCIC database and led to the creation of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Students will learn how NCMEC operates, including their Cyber Tipline. Since its inception in 1998, it has processed over 1.7 million reports concerning crimes against children.

 

Students will learn about a variety of tools available to them to fight human traffickers, including the Victim Translation Assistance Tool (VITA). VITA was created by the UN and is a unique tool using audio messages that allows law enforcement officials to communicate with people speaking other languages. 35 basic human trafficking related questions and messages have been recorded and translated into 40 languages.

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