Human Trafficking Investigations

The Human Trafficking Investigations Course (2-days) is a comprehensive training program designed to provide law enforcement professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond to and investigate cases of human trafficking. This serious and growing problem requires a specialized approach, as the victims of these crimes are often among the most vulnerable members of society. The successful prosecution of those responsible can be a powerful tool for holding perpetrators accountable, but these cases can present numerous challenges and barriers to investigators.

The course will focus on critical skills that are essential for working human trafficking cases, including diligence, evidence collection, and interview techniques. Participants will learn about the best practices for conducting interviews with victims and suspects, and will have the opportunity to practice these skills in a simulated environment. They will also learn about the types of evidence that are considered strong enough to stand trial, and how to properly collect and preserve this evidence.

In addition to these practical skills, participants will also learn about the importance of self-care and how to manage the vicarious trauma that can be associated with working in this challenging field. Human trafficking investigations can be emotionally and mentally taxing, and it is essential for investigators to take care of themselves and practice self-care to ensure they are able to continue working in this field in a healthy and effective manner.

Overall, the Human Trafficking Investigations course is an essential resource for law enforcement professionals who are seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge in this critical area. By providing a comprehensive and hands-on learning experience, the course will help participants to become more effective and efficient in responding to and investigating cases of human trafficking, and to make a positive impact in their communities.

Topics Section: 

  • The Mann Act
  • Trauma Informed Approaches
  • HT Sting Operation Basics
  • Offender Typology
  • How to interview victims vs. traffickers
  • Successful Prosecution Preparation
  • Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Community Outreach Strategies
  • Investigator Self-Care

Instructor is Kimberly Brewster. See Kim’s bio here.