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Tue, Aug 08


Lynchburg, Virginia

Human Trafficking Interdiction / Illicit Massage Businesses

This course is designed to provide patrol officers, intelligence analysts and stakeholders with a comprehensive approach with the signs and indicators of possible human trafficking victims in the course of their every day duties, and how to conduct an initial investigation into this type of crime.

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Time & Location

Aug 08, 2023, 8:00 AM EDT – Aug 09, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT

Lynchburg, Virginia, 3700 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA

About the event

This course is designed to provide police officers, intelligence analysts and stakeholders with a comprehensive approach to identify, investigate and dismantle illicit massage businesses in their jurisdiction by using a "Three Phase Approach." Attendees will learn:

  • How to recognize the indicators of a possible human trafficking incident
  • How to ascertain if a party is a victim of human trafficking and best practices for interactions
  • The signs of trauma bonding and PTSD
  • How use a victim centered approach (Special Victims Methodology)
  • How to identify possible electronic evidence of trafficking on cell phones
  • How to transition from a routine call or interview to a human trafficking investigation
  • How to interview a possible suspect in a human trafficking case
  • What the various multi-disciplinary groups are, how to use them and how to work with victim advocates
  • Understand where victims come from and how they are groomed
  • How to identify illicit massage businesses and how they operate.
  • How the illicit massage business model works and strategies for dismantling it
  • How to bring together and use a team of stakeholders interested in the same ultimate goal.
  • How to set up a landlord engagement program
  • How to use civil lawsuits in furtherance of your objectives
  • How to collect different types of evidence
  • How to close or remove the business
  • How to help ensure prosecution of criminals

Audience: Law Enforcement; Probation & Parole; Medical Personnel

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