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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Develop a multi-disciplinary 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.
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.
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.
Enhance the forensic skills of law enforcement professionals responsible for crime scene investigations including missing and abducted children cases. Topics include: preplanning, chain of custody issues/evidence security, crime scene identifi cation and preservation, crime mapping and photography, trace evidence, finger/palm prints,DNA/body fluids, composite sketching/forensic art and electronic evidence.
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 effective search tactics and methods to recover abducted children.
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.
Understand the mechanics of conducting various types of searches. Learn about strategies for determining search areas, assigning search responsibilities, search team make up, using volunteers, and search tactics including documenting search activities. Discuss tactical man tracking methods and K-9 techniques. Develop plans for an organized search team or emergency action plan to use when searching and tracking an abducted 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Identify factors and juvenile behaviors that significantly increase the risk of victimization such as abduction, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and drug abuse. Develop effective interventions, learn investigative tools and techniques, and explore community partnerships for dealing with high-risk victims.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Examine case studies and discuss how technology is used to seduce, lure, and control child victims of prostitution/trafficking. Develop successful investigative techniques to proactively identify and locate child victims of prostitution/trafficking. Discuss investigation pitfalls and challenges.
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