POSTPONED: Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training
Jan
24
to Jan 25

POSTPONED: Multi-disciplinary Human Trafficking Investigation Training

  • Lakeview Christian Center (map)
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DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE WILL SHARE THE RESCHEDULED DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

A specialized multi-disciplinary training from International Associate of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is coming to our Task Force!

THIS TRAINING IS INTENDED FOR PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS AND VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS WHO HANDLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASES AND/OR SERVE THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES. 

Instructors include some of the nation’s leading subject matter experts and topics include:

  • Overview of human trafficking statutes and techniques to prove all elements based on most recent case law
  • National and regional trends in sex and labor trafficking – do we have these in our region? Are we looking in the right place?
  • Victim-centered, trauma informed approach – what is it and how do I do it?
  • Proactive victim and case identification techniques using a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • How to make your case larger and stronger
  •  Not another war story – sex and labor trafficking case studies with practical lessons learned
  • Anticipating and defeating common defenses
  • What’s my role – the roles of prosecutors, investigators and services providers on a human trafficking task force. Techniques to anticipate and face the growing pains
  • Evidence to make a case stronger
  • Navigating victim’s needs throughout the criminal justice system process – it takes a team
  • What do I do with the victim who commits a crime?
  • Restitution – investigator and prosecutor’s roles

The DOJ and IACP will be providing this 1.5 day specialized multi-disciplinary Task Force training this January 24th and 25th, 2018. This technical assistance training provided by the Dept. of Justice has been tailored specifically to the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, and will provide vital insight into the roles needed for successful collaboration in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.The full day training will be open to all Task Force member organizations, the half day will be specifically for law enforcement and prosecutors only.

The IACP training will be happening in lieu of the General Task Force meeting, Survivor Services committee, and Law Enforcement Working group for the quarter in order to increase participation and limit the "meeting fatigue" on our partners. We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE all of our partners, and particularly our key partners, to attend this training: law enforcement, social service providers, prosecutors and legal service providers' attendance is necessary for this assistance to be a success!

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Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis
Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Human Trafficking and the Opioid Crisis

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NHTTAC will host a 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and research on human trafficking and substance use with a specific focus on the opioid crisis. This webinar will be free and open to the public. If you have any questions contact info@nhttac.org 

TO REGISTER: https://events-na1.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/2253362659/en/events/event/shared/default_template_simple/event_registration.html?sco-id=2408632681&_charset_=utf-8 

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate the role of substance use for individuals at risk of, currently experiencing, or recovering from trafficking
  • Examine trauma-informed approaches from providers, client-based, and research perspectives to understand contributing factors to vulnerability
  • Identify promising practices and recommend spotlight treatment options that address the underlying issues that can put victims and survivors at risk

This webinar will be hosted by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center (NHTTAC). Presentations will be delivered by grantees from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Learn more about the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and what HHS is doing to combat opioid abuse.

PRESENTERS:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Hopper—Project Director of REACH, the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute
  • Audrey Morrissey—Associate Director of My Life My Choice
  • Dr. Ginny Sprang—Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by or endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Justice for Trafficking Victims: Criminal  Restitution and Civil Remedies
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Justice for Trafficking Victims: Criminal Restitution and Civil Remedies

Trafficked persons have significant rights under U.S. law, but they cannot exercise these rights without competent legal counsel. Pro bono attorneys and advocates can change the game, allowing trafficking survivors to participate fully in criminal cases against traffickers, and in launching civil suits against the perpetrators.

This locally-tailored training will cover crime victims’ rights in federal cases, criminal restitution orders for victims, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and civil litigation against traffickers in federal courts. Topics covered:

  • Federal Definition of Severe form of Trafficking in Persons
  • Federal Mandatory Criminal Restitution pursuant to 18 USC 1593
  • Civil Right of Action for Trafficking Survivors pursuant to 18 USC 1595
  •  Basics of filing a civil complaint

The Human Trafficking Legal Center serves as a clearinghouse for survivors and law firms, bringing trafficking survivors together with highly-competent, well-trained pro bono attorneys nationwide.

Martina Vandenberg, President and Founder of the HT Legal Center and a former law firm partner with two decades of experience in the anti-trafficking field, will lead a training on using federal law to obtain justice for trafficking survivors.

RSVP NOW OPEN! 

Click the link above, or copy this URL into your browser: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=148&dfid=2  

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Webinar: Responding to Foreign Minor Victims of Trafficking
Jan
17
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Responding to Foreign Minor Victims of Trafficking

When: Wed, January 17, 2018, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) will conduct a training to help participants understand the resources available, their role, and the role that OTIP plays in relation to assisting foreign minor victims of trafficking. Additionally, participants will receive an overview of the process to submit a case for OTIP review and an understanding of Interim Assistance Letters should a minor be identified as a potential victim of trafficking. Furthermore, participants will gain an understanding of the services and benefits available to a minor should the minor receive an Eligibility Letter and be determined as a victim of trafficking.

To RSVP for this free webinar, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-responding-to-foreign-minor-victims-of-trafficking-tickets-41220034232#tickets

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by or endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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HP Serve: Trauma-informed Care and Human Trafficking 101
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

HP Serve: Trauma-informed Care and Human Trafficking 101

  • 4829 Winbourne Avenue Baton Rouge, LA, 70805 United States (map)
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At HP Serve, we believe that being able to identify victims of human trafficking or those who are at a high risk of being trafficked is an invaluable resource. We see the behaviors of trauma before we see the pain that it creates. Trauma survivors are often raised in an environment of dysfunction and distrust. The language they use is birthed from this chaos and often translates poorly to those of us trying to serve them. By learning to decode the language of trauma you will better understand the victims and better serve Justice.

Our four main objectives for this training are as follows:

□ Have a better understanding of what trafficking is.

□ Be able to better identify the red flags in trafficking victims.

□ Gain insight into how to speak and connect with victims to meet their needs.

□ Learn how the language of a trafficking victim is filtered through their trauma.

This training is a free training provided by HP Serve. 

RSVP BY JANUARY 10, 2018 to Tammara.Crawford@hpserve.org include name of your organization along with number of individuals who will be in attendance.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by or endorsed by the Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force. This event does not necessarily represent the views or values of the Task Force. 

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Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Labor Trafficking Committee Meeting

This will be the second committee meeting for labor trafficking. We will discuss goals, committee framework, and more. This will be a meeting to establish relationships and determine the course of the Task Force's labor trafficking efforts. This meeting will include review of training materials to determine a shared messaging training for the committee members to disseminate.

To RSVP for the meeting or learn more about this committee, please email info@nolatrafficking.org 

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DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live Event
Jan
3
10:00 AM10:00

DHS Blue Campaign: Facebook Live Event

Join DHS's Facebook page on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12 PM CST for a Facebook Live panel discussion on how the private and public sectors are working to raise awareness of human trafficking in the United States. 

The panelists will be discussing how their organizations and industries are working to combat human trafficking and answering viewer-submitted questions. 

They will reveal our panelists in the weeks leading up to the Facebook Live event!

ACCESS THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/157493624867981/ 

PLEASE NOTE: This event is not hosted by the GNOHTTF. The Task Force is not responsible for the content of this event.

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Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Event: FREE NOLA Screening of Priceless

Join FREE NOLA for refreshments and a screening of "Priceless". Age 16 and up only please, due to difficult content. To RSVP, please email georgiana@lakeviewchristiancenter.com 

About Priceless: Desperately in need of money and in hopes of regaining custody of his daughter, James (Joel Smallbone) embarks on a cross country delivery for cash -- no questions asked. When he discovers that he is delivering two young women, the questions in his mind begin haunting him mercilessly. When James finds himself falling for one of the women, he becomes an unlikely hero and must fight to save the innocence and lives of both of the ladies.

NOTE: This is a community member event, and not an event sponsored by the Task Force. We are not responsible for the content of this event, and it does not necessarily represent the views of the Task Force, the Dept. of Justice, etc. 

 

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Law Enforcement Working Group
Nov
2
11:30 AM11:30

Law Enforcement Working Group

The law enforcement working group is composed of agencies that meet regularly (usually once a month) to develop data-informed human trafficking risk assessments, share intelligence, identify potential targets, attend specialized training, and strategize ongoing or future investigations and prosecutions. In many meetings, a local or federal prosecutor runs through a list or case log of matters at various stages in the legal process in order to de-conflict and coordinate investigations, and follow up on cases already pending in court or the grand jury. It is chaired by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

If you are a law enforcement agent or officer and are interested in joining this working group, or are an existing member who would like details about this particular work group meeting agenda, please reach out to the Task Force at info@nolatrafficking.org. 

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General Task Force Meeting
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

General Task Force Meeting

The quarterly General Task Force Meeting will include key updates surrounding Task Force activities, successes, and upcoming events.

The second half of the meeting will be a "Regional Cross-disciplinary Panel on Labor Trafficking". This panel will include representatives from Homeland Security Investigations, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, and Jewish Family Services as they discuss their roles serving labor trafficking victims, the services they provide, and the cases that they've seen in the Greater New Orleans region, with a section at the end for a Q & A session. You won't want to miss this!

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CAST Training: Understanding the Legal Framework for Trafficking Survivors for Social Service Providers
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

CAST Training: Understanding the Legal Framework for Trafficking Survivors for Social Service Providers

  • 6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)
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This full day training provides social service providers with an understanding of how to navigate
legal issues that may arise while providing services to survivors. This training will not cover how
to provide case management nor how to provide social services.
Topics include:
• Overview of legal definition of trafficking
• Overview of the legal system
• Privilege and confidentiality
• Ethical Considerations
• Access to Public Benefits
• State Victim Compensation
• Best practices working with multi-disciplinary teams

Event to be hosted at: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans LA 70118

Training provided by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and co-sponsored by Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, and the Loyola University New Orleans Modern Slavery Research Project.

*Registration is limited to 60 persons. Only 5 persons may register per agency.

Register here: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=121&dfid=13

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CAST Training: Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors
Oct
18
to Oct 19

CAST Training: Legal Remedies for Trafficking Survivors

  • 6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)
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This two-day training hosted by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery (CAST) will be held for pro-bono attorneys and legal providers is an in-depth overview of the legal issues faced by trafficking survivors. Topics include: intake best practices, victim witness advocacy, immigration remedies and intro to civil remedies, and more.

This two-day training enables attorneys and legal providers to assist survivors of human trafficking. Training features include:

• Free registration to attorneys and legal providers. 
• Priority given to local attendees. 
• All attendees get access to free templates and resources on CAST's Legal Services cloud drive.
• Attendance both days is required for MCLE credit. No partial credit given.
• Supervising attorney must accompany paralegal, BIA Accredited Representative & law student.

If you have questions about the class or your registration, please email:

technicalassistance@castla.org

Register here: https://castla.quickbase.com/db/bmbtwqw58?a=nwr&_fid_29=122&dfid=14

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Survivor Services Committee Meeting
Sep
11
3:00 PM15:00

Survivor Services Committee Meeting

  • New Orleans Family Justice Center (map)
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Meeting Agenda:

  • Introduce you to our new Task Force Coordinator and other new members of the committee
  • Discuss housing-related gaps and potential "Housing Directory"
  • Discuss Task Force response social services gaps identified in Year 1 Evaluation
  • Review MOUs and create timeline for collaboration 
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