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New Pilot Training! Child Sex Trafficking Investigations

March 14-15, 2023 | Houston, TX | No Fee

Child sex trafficking (CST) is like no other crime. Victimization may happen hundreds of times and can be difficult to identify due to the victims being missing children coupled with the trafficker’s hold on victims. Dissect the crime of CST, its complex nature, and discover how to investigate this crime fully. Develop trauma-informed approaches to ensure your victim interview does not retraumatize and you gain critical information to identify corroborative evidence. Examine the trafficker’s profile and motivation, how they impact your suspect interview, and proven suspect interview strategies. Recognize common evidence available, legal hurdles, and common defenses of traffickers.

This training is designed for law enforcement and those in victim advocacy positions who partner with law enforcement. The training will delve into the complex child sex trafficking investigation and equip system members working with trafficking victims to increase the quality of their investigations and their interactions with victims.

Training Schedule:

March 14 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 15 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What's In It For You?

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

• Identify risk factors for children vulnerable to sex traffickers

• Explain the intricacies of the victim interview and employ trauma-informed approaches.

• Recognize best interaction strategies with traffickers to maximize the chances of a voluntary statement.

• Distinguish corroborative evidence readily available in child sex trafficking cases.

• Strengthen the law enforcement/advocate relationships in order to better serve victims.

Is This Training For You?

  • Law Enforcement and those who directly investigate CST cases

  • Victim Advocates who work directly with CST victims

  • Child Protection Workers

The deadline to register is February 17, 2023.

About the Venue

Texas Department of Public Safety

Criminal Law Enforcement Auditorium

6100 Guadalupe Street

Austin, TX 78752

There is NO FEE to attend this training; however, pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is February 17, 2023. Registrations will still be accepted after this date based on your qualifications to attend and if seats are still available. Tuition, student materials, and instructional costs are provided by the AMBER Alert Training & Technical Assistance Program. Approval to attend this training is subject to the approval of the host agency as well as your qualifications submitted on your registration.


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