Gather the tools and resources you need to promote swift and decisive responses to reports of missing, abducted and sexually exploited children. Learn how public safety telecommunications centers can develop, train, and prepare for immediate and comprehensive response during the critical, early stages of an incident.
Gather the policy, procedural and operational resources information to use from call intake through initial on-scene response to support swift, decisive and effective action hours when incidents of missing or abducted children occur. Through review of the scope, scale and nature of the problems contributing to missing, abducted and exploited children, you will be given concrete, operational response tactics in order to address the urgent and complex implications these cases present for first responders. You will engage in a careful review of model policy and operational protocols for effective incident intake, scene security, family and witness interviews, search and canvass, and data management. You will be armed with an array of operational resources that can be applied and/or customized for integration within their agencies and jurisdictions.
Uncover who these unique victims are and the impact they have on the system. Gather information and techniques on how to quantify CST locally, and within specific areas of responsibility. Discuss how to leverage current existing resources, and develop strategic community partnerships to utilize a cost effective victim-centered approach for victims of child sex trafficking. You will be provided with CST specific training and technical assistance opportunities.
Develop a multidisciplinary approach for responding to a missing or abducted child incidents. Learn how relationships across disciplines and jurisdictions can greatly improve the team’s ability to be successful in the recovery of a missing or abducted child.
Construct a multidisciplinary response to high risk victim cases. Quantify the problem of sex trafficking locally, define the high risk victim and the correlation and commonalities between the chronic runaway, repeat victims of sexual abuse, and the child victimized through sex trafficking. Learn effective victim interview techniques and a 5-point strategy to combat the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).
Learn new methodologies to make an immediate physical crime scene assessment and how to identify, initiate, and manage emergency disclosure requests through mobile network operators and related content providers. Topics include properly preserving computers and external devices, vehicle information systems, GPS navigation, toll transponders, automated license plate readers, commercial fleet data from vehicle rental companies, and variety of driver services such as Uber and Lyft .You will learn how to properly identify, obtain and preserve network, and provider information.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving missing and abducted children. Determine scope and scale issues and how to manage a missing or abducted child case. Explore crime scene evidence collection and processing, profiling suspects and legal issues, including search warrants and interrogation related to a missing or abducted child.
Missing child and child abduction investigations are unlike any other law enforcement will encounter. Accurate situational assessments and good decision making related to immediate resource deployment are critical. As a first responder, you will learn about what happens in the event of a missing child or child abduction investigation and how your actions influence the short and long-term response of law enforcement.
Examine the impact a child abduction has on family members. Hear first-hand accounts of how loved ones cope with the pain and anguish experienced during the search for an abducted child. Apply this information to improve the response to future cases involving missing and abducted children.
Learn the dynamics of conducting long-term missing and cold case investigations. Uncover specific investigative techniques and best practices to improve the skills and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases.
Examine victim, system and societal perceptions which may pose barriers to a full and complete disclosure of abuse and exploitation. Learn interview models and uncover the circumstances where these models are most effective. Practice and apply interview and corroboration techniques by working through an interactive case study.
Understand DNA as an investigative resource. Explore legal issues and computer forensics concerns in child victimization cases. Uncover the impact of human trafficking in child exploitation and use of cold case strategies, data mining, and information acquisition.
Discover the threats that Native American children face when they are runaways, throwaways, disenfranchised or involved in activities that put them at greater risk of victimization. Develop a community-based response to protect children in tribal communities.
Learn about the role that call takers play in the successful resolution of endangered, missing or abducted children cases. Become more effective at initial call intake and information gathering. Acquire procedures for the use of NCIC, leads management programs and other important tools. Explore legal and cultural issues impacting investigations in a tribal community.
Gain critical skills needed to conduct effective canvassing investigations and operations. Learn how to identify and collect evidence related to cellular phones, cellular towers, and providers in the investigation of missing and abducted children. Explore effective search strategies, tactics, and methods to recover abducted children. Practice what you have learned using a scenario exercise where you will establish a search/canvass command post, assign individual responsibilities, and develop a response plan to address a continuing abduction scenario.
Examine the facts surrounding an actual child abduction. Discuss the significance of each phase in an abducted child investigation. Discover the potential implications of activating or not activating an AMBER Alert and evaluate lessons learned.
Review policies and protocols to include the following standards: response criteria, team composition, notification protocol, communication, command and control, search operations, training, legal issues, equipment inventory, CART protocols, and recovery and reunification. Conduct a mock field abduction exercise to test the proficiency and capabilities of the CART program.
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 multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional tabletop exercise, developed by the Department of Homeland Security to build cohesiveness within the investigative team when responding to an emergency.
Develop strategies for the response and investigation of endangered missing and abducted children in tribal communities giving consideration to jurisdiction, location, culture, and community dynamics. Discuss offender characteristics, evaluate investigative strategies, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies and engage in a practical scenario exercise.
Explore the different types and dynamics of human trafficking in tribal communities. Recognize the importance of domestic trafficking of children in tribal communities and acquire responses to prevent, interdict and prosecute those who would exploit our children.
Discover methods that tribal leaders, law enforcement, social services and others can use to reach youth in the community. Learn the latest technology, social networking and communications tools to prevent crimes against children, provide educational resources, report crime, locate and recover victims of exploitation and abductions.
Improve capabilities to conduct digital evidence preservation, collection, and analysis. Understand the role this type of digital evidence plays in child abduction, exploitation, and child sex trafficking cases.
Discuss the challenges faced by tribal, state, federal and local law enforcement officers responsible for missing children investigations. Explore jurisdictional issues experienced by Native American communities. Learn how to effectively communicate and work with tribal leaders and expel factors that lead to adversarial relationships. Discuss techniques to improve compromised relationships.
Enact a culturally significant multi-disciplinary team response to a missing or abducted child incident. Discuss team development and composition, study search and canvass techniques, review legal considerations, examine case studies, and engage in a practical scenario tabletop exercise.
Learn advanced interview and interrogation techniques to be used in child exploitation cases. Discuss interview and interrogation strategies. Identify the cultural and legal issues investigators must consider during interview and interrogation. Understand the dynamics of the interview process and how to detect deception.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Focus on the survivor’s perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims.
Develop policies and programs that protect children from threats including abduction, exploitation, trafficking, and technology facilitated crime. Explore victimization of Native American and Alaska Native children. Learn best practices for child protection programs. Gain access to state, federal, and local resources and obtain knowledge of planning and program oversight.
Explore the issues related to missing and abducted children. Learn the key components of an AMBER Alert policy, elements of a comprehensive child recovery plan, development of a memorandum of understanding with other agencies, and how to engage or disengage the media on child abduction cases.
Learn how major case investigative teams provide increased capabilities beyond any one individual agency. Examine the resource concentration, effectiveness, efficiency, secondary case clearance, networking and politics of major case investigative teams.
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.
Explore types of human trafficking and the importance of recognizing domestic trafficking of tribal children. Learn about the investigative challenges of trafficking cases, as well as the importance of the victim interview and placement.
Understand, recognize, and investigate cases involving child sex trafficking and exploitation in Indian Country. Learn the dynamics of trafficking and exploitation to improve skills related to interviewing the victim and interrogating the trafficker. Focus on the survivor’s perspective and changing perceptions regarding trafficking victims.
Learn current trends and collaborate with participants representing child protection and public safety officials from border communities, state, federal, and tribal public safety in Mexico and the USA. Address issues in your community related to cross border abductions, child exploitation, and human trafficking.
Build collaboration between leaders, service providers and community matriarchs to form a cooperative “shield” that protects Native American and Alaska Native children. Learn skills to better protect children from exploitation, abduction and other forms of victimization. Develop community-based strategies for communication and coordination of efforts. Gain access to tools and resources to insure effective and sustainable programs.
Learn the role first responders play in the successful recovery of an abducted child. Identify the steps needed to facilitate containment of the abduction area, preserve evidence, and detect witnesses. Acquire techniques for determining direction of travel, the use of attraction techniques, and steps needed to facilitate a successful recovery of an abducted child.