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Local Strategies To Combat the Global Problem of Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking is a complex problem that often crosses city, state and national borders.

However, it is a local police officer or sheriff's deputy who is typically the first government official that victims of sex and labor trafficking encounter.

How effectively those local law enforcement officials handle that first encounter with a trafficking victim can determine whether the victim is ultimately rescued and assisted and whether their traffickers are held accountable.

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) recently published a report that examines how local police working in partnership with prosecutors, service agencies and other non-governmental organizations can address human trafficking in their communities.

The report focuses on the key areas of training, interagency collaboration, victim services and technology.

This webinar will review PERF's findings and highlight some of the innovative approaches that some jurisdictions are adopting.

Date Created: February 3, 2021