Human Trafficking and Sex Trafficking of Minors-Montgomery
|Dates:||May 16, 2017 Other Dates|
|Meets:||Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM|
|Location:||Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160|
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*****LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY*****
Location: Center for Lifelong Learning
75 TechnaCenter Dr. 36117
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Contact hours: 6 hours
Human Trafficking and the Sex Trafficking of Minors
Commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors are commonly overlooked, misunderstood, and unaddressed forms of child abuse.
Their consequences are far-reaching. Victims and survivors of these crimes face immediate and long-term social, legal, and health consequences. Exploiters and traffickers, who often operate undetected or without serious penalties, contribute to and benefit financially from the exploitation and abuse of minors. People who purchase or trade for sex with underage individuals engage in and help fuel demand for exploitation and abuse of minors.
Law enforcement and other victim service providers that don't identify or respond to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors enable and perpetuate these crimes. A state that is unaware of these problems or disengaged from solutions unwittingly contributes to the ongoing abuse of minors and all but ensures that problems of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors will remain marginalized and misunderstood.
1. This training is designed to provide attendees with a more complete picture of the problems by connecting the fields of research and practice and the emerging body of work on commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
2. Attendees will gain an understanding of the problem for future enforcement, practice, policy, and help raise awareness and encourage action on the problems of commercial sexual exploitation of minors and identify the serious health and safety implications for children.
3. The training will assist attendees in gaining skills that will help them identify victims through the expansion and enhancement of current efforts and the introduction of new strategies-to advance understanding of and improve the response to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minor.
This class will also cover the role of technology in sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
Much social activity is migrating to the Internet, so it should not be surprising that this is true for crime in general and commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in particular. This means, of course, that efforts to prevent and prosecute these crimes need to migrate to the internet and other technologies as well. These efforts, however, are still in their early phases, and more research and practice is warranted to develop better methods to identify and investigate child sex trafficking in all its forms.
1. Attendees will gain an understanding that child trafficking criminals and those facilitating Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors are making use of online resources and that the Internet provides a way to advertise escort services and massage parlors to a wide audience.
2. Identify that adolescent girls may be marketed alongside of adults using online resources and technology may provide an efficient means of reaching obscure target audiences - including immigrant groups that may be the focus of international traffickers; pedophiles looking for access to very young children; people with extreme sexual tastes and those interested in child pornography.
3. The training will result in attendees gaining knowledge that will help to ground policy discussions, focus the development of responses to problems caused by the use of networked technologies in child sex trafficking.
4. Law enforcement will gain the ability of law enforcement to identify victims, investigate cases, and make appropriate referrals is crucial to the development of an overall response to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors.
5. Gain and understanding on how to obtain information from:
Social media Via administrative subpoena or search warrant
Requesting information based on different sources
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Steve Searcy began his career with the Montgomery Police Department in 1975. In 2000 he was chosen by the Chief of Police to establish and become the first Commander of the Domestic Violence Bureau with the Montgomery Police Department. He has served as an regional community policing instructor for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and is a state-wide trainer for the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
He was selected in 2010 from a nationwide search committee to be the Executive Director of the first Family Justice Center in the state of Alabama. He has chaired the state law enforcement committee that developed the State Attorney Generals Elder Abuse Protocol for law enforcement officers. He assisted the United States Attorney General’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama Office in establishing one of the first Human Trafficking Task Forces in the State.
This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc, Alabama Peace Officers' Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #15-DJ-ST-008 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse. This APOST Certified (6 hour) training seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. (registration at 8:30), and will end at 4:00 p.m. This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.
For assistance with registration please contact Margaret Faulkner.
Phone: (334) 244-3116