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Child Sex Trafficking Investigations: Strategies to Increase Prosecutions of Traffickers of Missing Children

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Broken Arrow, OK

Develop trauma-informed approaches to ensure your victim interview does not retraumatize and you gain critical information to identify corroborative evidence. Examine the trafficker's profile and motivation, how they impact your suspect interview, and proven suspect interview strategies. Recognize common evidence available, legal hurdles, and common defenses of traffickers.

This training is designed for law enforcement and those in victim advocacy positions who partner with law enforcement. The training will delve into the complex child sex trafficking investigation and equip system members working with trafficking victims to increase the quality of their investigations and their interactions with victims.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for children vulnerable to sex traffickers
  • Explain the intricacies of the victim interview and employ trauma-informed approaches.
  • Recognize best interaction strategies with traffickers to maximize the chances of a voluntary statement.
  • Distinguish corroborative evidence readily available in child sex trafficking cases.
  • Strengthen the law enforcement/advocate relationships in order to better serve victims.

The deadline to register is July 20, 2023.

Date Created: July 11, 2023