Beyond the Basics: Advancing Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions

Beyond the Basics: Advancing Human Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions

Camarillo, CA | January 23 — 25


Traffickers inflict trauma on their victims through various forms of force, fraud, and coercion. Often, traffickers identify and exploit individuals who have previously suffered trauma in their lives. Offender tactics and methods of coercive control can exacerbate victims' responses to trauma and foster distrust between victims and criminal justice system professionals. However, police, prosecutors, and allied partners have a unique opportunity to disrupt the cycle of victimization, trauma, and distrust. 

What is Beyond the Basics? This is a free, in-person, 2.5-day advanced human trafficking training for law enforcement and prosecutors to provide innovative, practical, and trauma-informed strategies to enhance victim-centered responses, and offender-focused investigations and prosecutions.  

This training will discuss:  

  • Investigative strategies that do not rely on victim disclosures to identify evidence of labor and sex trafficking;  

  • How introducing evidence of trauma at trial can help maximize offender accountability; and 

  • Interview techniques and approaches to address the fears and barriers that impact a victim’s ability to participate in the criminal justice process.  

Who is this training for? Sworn law enforcement, prosecutors, and analysts/investigators within law enforcement/prosecutorial agencies who have significant experience with investigations and prosecutions related to human trafficking (IACP membership is not required).

What will you learn? At the end of this training, participants will be better able to: 

  • Leverage partnerships, public data, and technology to better identify and investigate human trafficking. 

  • Meaningfully integrate trauma-informed practices; and 

  • Implement strategies to hold offenders accountable when victims are unable to participate. 

Where will it be? Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center located at 106 Durley Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010. Information about hotel recommendations is forthcoming. Participants are required to pay for their own travel and lodging expenses. To stay updated, visit our website: Anti-Human Trafficking and Technical Assistance

This 2.5-day event begins on Monday, January 23rd, through Wednesday, January 25th, 2023. Monday and Tuesday are full days; Wednesday is a half day. 

Register Now: Beyond the Basics Registration Form


Contact Organizer


106 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010 US

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