The Civil Rights Unit & Office for Victim Assistance developed a unique protocol for agents working with victim specialists during trafficking investigations. The protocol is not for the public, and cannot be provided to anyone other than law enforcement. Please contact the Civil Rights Unit & Office for Victim Assistance for additional information.
Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Screening Tool This document provides each state agency’s identified training officer(s) with a simple, straightforward and easy to adapt guide to train staff on how to administer the standardized screening tool for identifying victims. The purpose of the tool is to identify potential victims of human trafficking for referral to appropriate victim services. The screening questions, suggestions, and indicators are not exhaustive or cumulative in nature, and a positive response to these questions may result in a referral to an external organization for a more comprehensive assessment.
Tips for Identifying the Crime of Human Trafficking. This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services document was developed in 2008 as part of the Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Tool Kits and focuses on indicators of the crime.
First Aid Kit for Use by Law Enforcement in Addressing Human Trafficking Developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the First Aid Kit is not intended as a substitute for in-depth, specialized response to human trafficking, but is offered as a tool to help persons who may come into contact with trafficked persons, to take the vital first steps necessary to protect victims and catch the criminals involved. In addition to English, the First Aid Kit is available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish.
Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Victims A joint effort by the Office for Victims of Crime and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, this package includes a 21st Century Strategy that details the benefits, challenges, and methods of enhancing local and state law enforcement response to victims of crime, as well as an Implementation Guide, a Resource Took Kit and a Training Supplemental.
First Response to Victims of Crime Guidebook (2008) Developed by the Office for Victims of Crime and the National Sheriff’s Association, this guidebook provides guidelines for response to a variety of victim populations and crimes, including human trafficking.
The Mindset of a Human Trafficking Victim Created as part of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Campaign to Rescue and Restore Campaign Toolkit, this resource for law enforcement provides guidance on how victims of human trafficking may see themselves and their situations.
HHS Toolkits for Law Enforcement Published by the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families, these toolkits provide background information and guidance for law enforcement officers to identify and communicate with victims of human trafficking.
Finding Victims of Human Trafficking (2008) This study by the National Opinion Research Center responds to a congressional mandate and examines human trafficking experiences among a random sample of 60 counties across the United States. The findings suggest that local awareness levels and enforcement approaches were associated with whether or not sites had state trafficking statutes.
Law Enforcement Trafficking Testing Area This training module was developed to assist law enforcement agencies in carrying out their responsibilities as outlined in DoDI 2200.01, Combating Trafficking in Persons. The module reviews general TIP awareness training, identifies the crime of TIP and actions to take, and provides scenarios for an appropriate response. This training will be mandatory for law enforcement and investigative agency personnel.
DHS Blue Campaign Law Enforcement Training Videos This is a DHS Web-based human trafficking training course that teaches law enforcement officers how to recognize human trafficking encountered during routine duties, how to protect victims, and how to initiate human trafficking investigations.