Human Trafficking in Native American Communities Training
This one day tribal training brings together tribal law enforcement, tribal leaders and community stakeholders to address the issue of human trafficking in Indian Country.
Human Trafficking (HT) in Native American tribal communities and native villages is a significant and expanding problem that includes sex trafficking and forced labor. The victims of this crime are adults and children, both male and female. The unique, independent structure of native communities contributes to complex cultural and jurisdictional issues for tribal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in combatting these crimes.
Tribal Law Enforcement, Tribal Leaders and Community Stakeholders (8:00-11:00am)
The morning session is specifically designed for tribal law enforcement, tribal leaders and community stakeholders who desire to increase their awareness of this issue and take a proactive stance against human trafficking and its exploitive activities on tribal lands. This session features three primary components and includes:
Awareness – definitions, laws, scope of the problem, signs, symptoms
Victim Outreach – tribal leaders, tribal council members, tribal police departments, Indian health and social service providers
Education - specific training and technical assistance programs designed to reach tribal leaders, social and service agencies and tribal law enforcement to increase their capacity to address the contemporary issue of human trafficking in Indian Country.
Tribal Law Enforcement (12:00—5:00 pm)
This session is exclusively for law enforcement who may investigate an HT case or may discover an HT case during the course of their duties. Special emphasis is placed on the development of investigation skills and case coordination with an understanding that the victim is the key focus of the investigation. Case studies graphically illustrate successful investigations. This session features three primary components and includes:
Protocols – Proper protocols when confronting possible human trafficking on the reservation
Practices— Enhanced collaborative investigation model
Procedures – Strategies and techniques for the detection and investigation of the crime of human trafficking.
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Tribal Youth Peer-to-Peer Human Trafficking in Indian Country Prevention Curriculum
This two-day train-the-trainer course provides resources and training to adults who serve tribal youth and desire to: 1) increase the knowledge, skills and capacity of tribal youth to identify the threats of human trafficking and 2) identify resources that would strengthen protective factors and decrease the risk of victimization.
Adults who attend this class will receive:
An overview of human trafficking, including awareness training specific to Native American communities,
Training to deliver the Prevention Curriculum, including lesson plans and instructional materials to support training of tribal youth, and
Continued coaching, mentoring and technical assistance as they train tribal youth in their community.
After attending this course, adult facilitators will be prepared to deliver the curriculum to tribal youth ages 13-18. The Prevention Curriculum teaches human trafficking prevention strategies, is culturally supportive, uses interactive activities, and prepares tribal youth to be role models in their communities.
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Please check back for future classes. If you would like to host this training, please contact Dennis Cusick at email@example.com or 651-917-2259.
These projects were supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2012-VT-BX-K015 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Tribal Law Enforcement Training Conference
UMCPI and its partner, the Community Safety Institute (CSI) developed and delivered the Native American Training Series (NATS) I, II and III. UMCPI is honored to have received funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to deliver these training initiatives to COPS TRGP grant recipients and other tribal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. We have received funding to continue delivery of these successful courses in a conference format:
NATS I: This course will introduce participants to the COPS Native American Training Series. This innovative program is designed for both tribal law enforcement personnel and community members who are concerned about crime and quality of life issues on tribal lands and in their communities. NATS I addresses the topics of Tribal Community Engagement; The Problem of Underage Drinking; Graffiti on Tribal Lands; Disorderly Youth in the Community; Domestic Violence; Reducing Crime and Disorder through Problem Solving Partnerships; and Community Policing Basics.
NATS II: This course is a presentation for law enforcement officers working in schools or serving the school community; school administrators and educators; and concerned community members. Participants will learn about a variety of school safety issues and be provided specific intervention, prevention, and response methodologies to address critical issues.
NATS III: This course, designed for Native American police executives, command staff, and supervising personnel, will prepare tribal police leaders to address today’s law enforcement challenges. The COPS Office materials selected for inclusion in this course have been adapted to be culturally acceptable to Native American leaders and combined with cutting edge 21st century leadership and management philosophies, models and best practices.
Upon completion of the training, each participant will receive a CD which contains all of the presentations and PDF versions of associated training manuals and worksheets.
Ongoing technical assistance on topics presented in the training will be available to participants on an as-needed basis via telephone or email.