Law Enforcement Training

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Truckers Against Trafficking offers several law enforcement training options. 

 
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Law enforcement training video

In an effort to help educate all levels of law enforcement across the nation to recognize, investigate, and prosecute human trafficking, TAT -- in partnership with our media partner iEmpathize and sponsors HELP Inc. and Vigilant Solutions -- created this free training resource. 

Click here to access this training video. 


In-depth law enforcement training

Mission:

Train law enforcement officers to: 

  • Understand human trafficking and ways it overlaps with prostitution,
  • Recognize trafficking indicators at inspection and interdiction stops,
  • Implement a victim-centered approach in interactions with potential victims.

Goals

  • Equip officers with practical steps to take, including a victim-centered approach and adoption of the Iowa MVE model.
  • Emphasize critical observations/behaviors/red flag indicators from law enforcement case studies which resulted in human trafficking cases.
  • Illustrate how the trucking industry is an ally in the fight. Share resources to create relationships between LE and trucking.

 

 

 

MAKING AN IMPACT

“Excellent instruction from both trainers. Well done and informative.” - Maine CVEU Officer

“I have a better understanding about trafficking and am able to distinguish between the abuser and the abused.”          -Mississippi DOT Officer

“This was very enlightening and informative. So often, officers get so focused on finding drugs that they overlook indicators of other criminal activity like trafficking. Every trooper in the MSHP needs this. Great job teaching!”                -Missouri Highway Patrol Officer

Click here to download our Law Enforcement Training Report and read what others are saying about this valuable training, as well as more information about the subject matter.

For more information on these trainings, please click here to download our informational flier.


Trainer Biographies

Kylla Lanier is the deputy director and co-founder of Truckers Against Trafficking. She speaks around the country about TAT’s mission and how the trucking industry is combatting human trafficking. Kylla also handles social media for TAT, including managing the Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube accounts. She’s been involved in the fight against human trafficking since 2007 when she helped initiate the state coalition against trafficking in Oklahoma.

 

Beth Jacobs, a survivor of child sex trafficking, has a bachelor’s degree in social work and is the founder of an NGO called Willow Way, which helps sexually exploited people find their way from victim to survivor to leader. In the past two decades, Beth’s work has included spearheading the Offenders’ Prostitution Program in St. Paul, Minnesota, field work with social work students at two universities, group facilitation and curriculum creation for victims. Beth, serves as a consultant to ATEST, a collaborative of the 14 largest anti-trafficking agencies in the nation. She has participated on a panel of experts at the New Hampshire School of Law and conducts workshops and educational presentations throughout the country, speaking as a subject matter expert.

 

Survivor-Leader Tajuan McCarty is the founder of The WellHouse, a nonprofit, faith-based and Christ-centered agency dedicated to rescuing women from sexual exploitation/human trafficking. She has experience in social work, community outreach, and as a consultant on women’s issues. Her professional experience includes leadership positions, such as a social worker for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, in which she has assisted women ex-offenders re-enter society and helped implement Alabama’s first program devoted to helping chronically homeless, severely mentally ill women. She holds master’s degrees in public health and public administration, as well as a bachelor of science in social work from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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