Succession Planning Within Human Trafficking Task Forces
February 22 — 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
Multidisciplinary teams, like the ECM human trafficking task forces, can struggle with turnover, both of organizations and individuals, making succession planning a challenge. On February 22, 2024, at 1:00 PM ET, the IACP is hosting a 60-minute panel discussion with former and current members of the Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance and the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force (St. Louis). They will share how to prepare for the unexpected including task force members departing, new organizations joining, and ensuring there are policies and practices in place for avoiding gaps in knowledge or assistance for victims and survivors when task force members leave. Panelists will highlight strategies to create consistency in victim services and response, even when turnover happens, assuring task forces are sustainable.
This webinar is part of the OVC funded IACP's Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Force Training Catalog.
After this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Understand issues of sustainability and turnover within human trafficking task forces;
- Examine how two other task forces have addressed these issues; and
- Develop and implement their own task force succession plans.
- Chris Lim, Director of Research and Policy, Institute for Shelter Care (former Task Force Coordinator for Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance)
- Katie Beth McCarthy, Task Force Coordinator, Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance
- Anna Foster, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force
- Detective Sergeant Brian Shanika, Commander, Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force-Deputy Commander of Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
- Emily Rathjen, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program Manager, International Institute of St. Louis
- Sabrina Fernandez, Program Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Moderator)
For more information, contact IACP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Team at humantrafficking@theIACP.org.
This webinar and materials are produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under Cooperative Agreement #2020-VT-BX-K002, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.