Gather information on how to construct a collaborative Community Action Team to serve high-risk missing and child sex trafficking victims. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a sex trafficking victim intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Explore and practice building an action team; developing victim recovery tools and interviewing approaches for victims. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how the trafficker and buyer capitalize on this victimization. Discover how the traffickers recruit, groom and maintain control of their victims and what motivates the buyer to purchase a child.
Test the organization’s response in conducting an initial investigation into searching for a missing or abducted child using the Incident Command System (ICS). Employ strategies and responses in mitigating and resolving the emergency. Participate in a multidisciplinary tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security, to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
In the initial response to endangered missing or child abduction incidents, accurate and timely situational assessments, and immediate resource deployment are critical. During this training, first responders will gain knowledge of the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation, and how their actions influence the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. Learn the impact the missing and/or abducted child incident has on the family and how this can impact your response. Examine the critical and necessary first steps for first responders and gain best practices strategies for search and canvass implementation.
Develop a campus safety program for the abduction and/or exploitation of college and university students. Learn about legal requirements related to reporting and responding to reports of missing or abducted students. You will learn how to develop a campus safety program and about applicable federal laws regarding confidentiality, and reporting requirements. Examine initial response and investigative strategies that are essential in the recovery of the abducted student. Explore the increasing challenge of students who are exploited and lured into unsafe situations via the use of the internet.
From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), this report provides detailed analysis of AMBER Alert cases in 2016.
Gather information regarding the risks and resiliencies of homeless young adults (ages 18 to 25) with a specific focus on sex and labor trafficking experiences. Learn about the issues facing homeless young adults including their medical and mental health needs, family relationships, and childhood maltreatment. Leverage new knowledge about the sex and/or labor trafficking experiences of homeless young adults in Arizona.