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