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Prosecutor Strategies for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases


Gain the tools and skills necessary to properly understand, recognize, investigate, and prosecute cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Delve deep into the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and witness and interrogating the trafficker. Learn about tactical implementation designed to identify human trafficking and exploitation, as well as, conduct enforcement operations that produce prosecutable cases.

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Training topics include: • Charging strategies • Courtroom tactics • Plea bargains • Motion hearings This course is designed for prosecutors, investigators, and victim advocates.

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to identify promising and best practices for diversion techniques, civil citations, detention reduction, and community-based alternatives for youth interaction

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors

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Sep 7-8, 2017
Alexandria, VA
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Prosecutor Strategies for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases



Day 1


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions


8:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction to Human Trafficking
This module will highlight unique aspects of human trafficking and what is the practical effect on the prosecutorial function. Participants will be introduced to human trafficking, the nature and scope of the problem, why they should be involved, the issues and laws that are implicated and the prosecutor’s role in such cases.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Case Identification, Evidence Review and Case Analysis
This module will highlight a human trafficking case and provide an analysis of such case. Participants will be provided a human trafficking case and analyze issues specific to the case learn how to identify and deal with a human trafficking case. This module will highlight how to identify, evaluate and utilize the use of evidence in human trafficking cases to ensure admissibility in court.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
On own

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Initial Intake and Case Evaluation
This module will highlight how to intake and evaluate trafficking cases. The module will address how prosecutors should work with investigators from the initiation of the case, and considerations for charging decisions. Specifically, this module will include a discussion of available evidence, potential charges, bond conditions, venue, grand jury testimony, and ethical and legal issues related to trafficking cases. Participates will learn how to intake human trafficking cases and begin organization a CST case.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Victims, Witnesses, and Suspects
This module will highlight the special issues and concerns that victims of trafficking face. The module will describe their trauma experience, their difficulty breaking from the trafficker's control and the prosecutor's role in stabilization. Understanding the victim's perspective will help the prosecutor effectively prosecute these cases.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Interactive Discussion



Day 2


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pre-Trial Motions/Jury Selection
This module will highlight pre-trial motions and jury selection in human trafficking cases. Participants will learn various motions to consider preventing to the Court in human trafficking cases, what motions to expect from the defendants and how to adequately respond to such motions. Participants will also learn what strategies to utilize while selecting a jury.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Case Strategies
This module will present issues the prosecutor needs to consider as he/she is evaluating her case. Pretrial motions, testifying agreements, and immunity agreements will be discussed as part of the prosecutor’s strategy in managing a CST case.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Witness and Officer Trial Preparation
This module will highlight courtroom techniques for direct examination. Participants will learn what courtroom techniques should be utilized for direct examination of police officers, victims, and witnesses and how to protect your victim and witnesses.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
On your own

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jury Selection
This module is designed to demonstrate a voir dire on a human trafficking case. The module will contain a discussion of problem areas on which to focus jury selection, and the use of a questionnaire to gather basic information. Participants will participate in a mock voir dire examination.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Court Room and Trial Strategies
This module will demonstrate ideas for the presentation of evidence and tools to make it effective. Strategies for the ordering of witnesses, the presentation of evidence and managing trial surprises will be discussed. Preparing for cross-examination of the trafficker is an essential part of trial preparation.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Expert Testimony
This module will explain the use of expert witnesses and developing experts from available resources. Expert testimony is crucial to aid the jury in understanding the dynamics of trafficking and the extent of victimization.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Opening/Closing Arguments and Jury Instruction
This module will highlight effective courtroom techniques for opening and closing arguments and technique to select proper instruction for the jury. The participant will be developing opening/closing argument and selecting jury instructions.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Evaluations and Closing




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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​