Enhance your agency’s AMBER Alert activations by utilizing new strategies. Examine training requirements and procedures for activating an AMBER Alert and hear an in-depth review of current best practices, trends, analytics, and successful AMBER Alert programs. Explore current abduction trends, laws related to mandatory notifications, statistics, and resources available during an activation.
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 and strategies for search and canvass implementation.
Gather information on how to engage and construct a collaborative response to at-risk missing and high-risk endangered missing children. Explore how a missing child’s path to becoming a victim of exploitation intersects with the child protection, law enforcement and juvenile justice systems and acts as a risk factor to abductions. Identify opportunities within those systems for prevention and engagement. Examine the complex, layered exploitation these victims endure and how exploiters capitalize on this victimization.
Gain the tools and skills necessary to successfully prosecute cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Examine topics including charging strategies, courtroom tactics, corroborating victims, developing witness testimony, plea bargains, and motion hearings. Learn how to effectively develop a trial strategy and discuss various pre-trial and trial issues including identifying and working with witnesses and experts, preserving testimony, and responding to unexpected issues during trial.
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.
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.
Endangered missing and child abduction cases are one of the most difficult and dynamic investigations facing law enforcement and the community. Unfortunately, these cases can go unsolved, prolonging the pain for the family and increasing the difficulty faced by investigators. Keeping the case alive, working with the family and never losing hope are key. Join us to improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case missing children investigations. Learn the dynamics of conducting these type of cases through examination of case studies and interactive discussions. Uncover specific investigative techniques, including DNA technology, and best practices to improve the skills and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases.
Learn the investigative value of DNA, digital and social media as an investigative resource for potential evidence for endangered, missing, abducted, and exploitation investigations. Gain critical knowledge of techniques to fully corroborate the investigation through interactive exercises. Learn strategies to evaluate and investigate cold cases involving missing and abducted children. Additional topics discussed include cell phone and cell tower technologies as they relate to these complex investigations.
The AMBER Alert Best Practices – Law Enforcement Field Guide is a companion to the AMBER Alert Best Practices Guide and is aimed at law enforcement agencies and 1st Responders. It is designed to provide administrators with a document on what to expect in the event of an endangered missing or abducted child investigation, as well as provide their personnel with a reference manual to help jump start an effective response and investigation. The webinar will focus on raising awareness of areas that are consistently shown to be relevant and have an operational impact in these types of cases as well as how the guide can assist.
Examine the current system response to young boys victimized through child sex trafficking, demonstrate how boys are trafficked, and discuss the profiles of the traffickers and buyers. Explore current challenges and next steps toward addressing these challenges for an effective response.