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Human Trafficking ONLINE: A New Course From CJI

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is modern day slavery. It is also the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. The U. S. Department of State estimates that 800,000 women, children and men are internationally trafficked every year. Most of these victims are enslaved in the sex trade industry, followed by domestic servitude, and then labor. Over 14,000 victims are trafficked into the United States annually, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. More than half are children.

Victims of trafficking are largely hidden from sight by the nature of their condition, which leads to victims being overlooked when they appear in plain sight. Raising awareness of this hidden problem is a key element for training in the Criminal Justice Institute’s new 3-hour online course, Human Trafficking ONLINE.

This training will describe a victim profile and tactics used for scouting and recruiting victims as well as provide indicators that a person is a victim of trafficking. The course also includes a description of how a victim accepts the lifestyle of a sexually trafficked person. Traffickers will be described using case examples. Officers will also learn how to identify victims and respond to them with a trauma informed approach, distinguish between trafficking and smuggling, and review the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 as well as the Arkansas Trafficking Statutes. The course concludes with information on assistance available and resources for domestic as well as international victims.

This course is available on a monthly basis. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!