The Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement Trainings aim is to increase the understanding and knowledge held by law enforcement on the issue of labor and sex trafficking to enhance law officer’s ability to better identify and investigate cases of human trafficking. The trainings are also designed to enhance skills for officers in victim-centered response. The training is designed to have at least one expert in human trafficking and at least 1 survivor to provide officers with victim perspectives and experiences with human trafficking during the training. The two-day trainings have been developed and currently implemented, targeting officers across the state of Maryland. In collaboration with the Maryland State Police Department and the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, the law enforcement trainings are supported through funding from the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime as a part of a 3-year PARI Initiative, Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children and Youth. Currently, the trainings are coordinated through the Maryland State Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland. If you have any questions about these trainings, please reach out to Caroline Harmon-Darrow at CHARMON@ssw.umaryland.edu.
The Maryland Human Trafficking Training for Mental Health Professionals training was designed by members of the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force. This training series is sponsored through funding from the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime as a part of a 3-year PARI Initiative, Maryland Human Trafficking Initiative for Children and Youth. The Maryland Human Trafficking Training 3-part series is designed for licensed clinicians (LMSW, LCSW-C, LGPC, LCPC, etc) with a minimum of 3 years of experience practicing in a clinical capacity. This training is also ideal for licensed clinicians, with less than 3 years of clinical experience (under supervision) and working in a Rape Crisis, DV/IPV or Anti-Trafficking Organization, who may come across victims/survivors in their work/practice. If you have questions about these trainings, please reach out to Rochon Steward at firstname.lastname@example.org.