Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

GREG BRISTOL - Identifying Child Sex Trafficking: A Guide for Task Force Members

The purpose of a task force is to target a specific type of crime and those affected by it.  It is impossible for any single agency or organization to respond comprehensively to the problem of human trafficking.  Traffickers range from opportunistic individuals to sophisticated criminal organizations with multijurisdictional activity.  The response to human trafficking is therefore most effective through multidisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving efforts.

This two-hour presentation assists in the development or reorganization of an anti-human trafficking task force.  It provides fundamental guidance for effective task force operations, and emphasizes a multidisciplinary, collaborative effort of law enforcement officials and victim service providers.  Students will learn how to develop a clear vision, mission, and annual goals of a task force.  


Performance Objectives

This presentation provides students with an understanding of:

  1. How can sexual violence programs, domestic violence programs, public health organizations and law enforcement work together to address human trafficking in their community?

  2. What is the Core Team Model of organizational startups, and what characteristics should members have?

  3. What is the structure of an anti-human trafficking task force?

  4. What are examples of a task force mission statement?

  5. What operational structures for membership work best?

  6. What regulatory agencies and victims service providers should be on your task force?

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

GREG BRISTOL - Human Trafficking Investigations by Child Protective Services

Child Protective Service (CPS) Investigators investigate claims of child abuse and neglect.  They have the difficult task of figuring out what happened and predicting what will happen in the future.  Training CPS Investigators on what human trafficking is will significantly increase the number of human trafficking investigations referred to local police agencies that CPS works with. 


Performance Objectives

This two-hour presentation provides students with an understanding of:

  1. What are the 25 forms of human trafficking in the United States?

  2. What investigative techniques can be used CPS Investigators in trying to determine if human trafficking is occurring?

  3. What obstacles must CPS Investigators overcome to identify signs of human trafficking of children?

  4. What resources in New York are available to CPS Investigators who want to learn more about human trafficking?

  5. What screening tools are available to CPS Investigators?

  6. What role do CPS Investigators have in an anti-human trafficking task force?

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

GREG BRISTOL - Human Trafficking of School Aged Children: The Role of the School Resource Officer and School Nurse

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) for the purpose of exploitation is a lucrative criminal activity that is a major public concern in New York.  Few crimes are more abhorrent than child sex trafficking, a crime that is difficult for communities to recognize and address.  Sex traffickers are obtaining boys and girls from our middle and high schools through force, fraud and coercion.  They are targeting runaway children who are 90% likely to end up in the commercial sex trade.  School Resource Officers (SRO) are safety experts, law enforcers, problem solvers, and liaison to community resources and education.  Training SROs and School Nurses on what the signs are of child sex trafficking will significantly increase the number of human trafficking investigations referred to local police agencies that they works with.


Performance Objectives

This two-hour presentation provides students with an understanding of:

  1. What are the 25 forms of human trafficking in the United States?

  2. What are examples of child sex trafficking that have been seen in schools?  

  3. How do traffickers recruit school aged children to perform commercial sex acts?

  4. How can SROs and School Nurses work together to identify child sex trafficking?

  5. What policies, protocols, and partnerships should school administrators have to prevent child sex trafficking in their schools?

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