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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.

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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

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

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Prosecutor Strategies for Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Cases



Day


Time
Session

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


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 prosecute trafficking cases. The module will address considerations for charging, setting bail and acquiring defendants’ presence, including which crimes to consider, criteria for charging, alternatives to charging, working with other jurisdictions and ethical and legal issues related to trafficking cases. Participants will learn how to prosecute human trafficking cases and utilize evidence related to the same.

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Victims, Witnesses, and Suspects
This module will highlight the dynamics affecting the presentation, statements and components of perpetrators, victims, witnesses and law enforcement in the context of human trafficking cases. The module will also highlight the skills that are necessary to appropriately and effectively interact with victims, witnesses and law enforcement.

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 how to develop a case strategy in a human trafficking case. Participants will learn how to effectively develop a case strategy and be introduced to various pre-trial issues, including identifying and working with witnesses and expert witnesses, preserving testimony and how to respond to unexpected issues during pre-trial/trial.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Witness and Officer Trial Preparation
This module will highlight courtroom techniques for direct and cross examination. Participants will be introduced to human trafficking, the statistics, the laws that are implicated and the prosecutor’s role in such cases. Participants will learn what courtroom techniques should be utilized for direct and cross examination of victim/witness/perpetrator and how to protect your victim and witnesses.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plea and Cooperation Agreements and Court Room Management
This module will highlight plea and cooperation agreements and how a prosecutor should handle their cases. This module will also provide information on what a prosecutor should handle courtroom issues. Participants will be introduced to how to enter into plea and cooperation agreements and will learn how to handle issues related to courtroom management.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opening/Closing Arguments and Jury Instruction
This module will highlight effective courtroom techniques for opening and closing arguments and techniques to select proper instructions for the jury. The participant will be developing opening/closing arguments and selecting jury instructions.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Ethics and Legal Resources
This module will highlight unique ethical considerations of human trafficking and what prosecutors may face when handling trafficking cases. Participants will be introduced to ethical obligations for human trafficking cases and how to properly avoid compromising effective resolution of the case without compromising their ethical duty and will learn what the unique ethical obligations prosecutors face in human trafficking cases are.

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).​