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Webinar: Writing it Right—Documenting Human Trafficking

Webinar:  Writing it Right—Documenting Human Trafficking Webinar

Agency: AEquitas

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Webinar: Writing it Right—Documenting Human Trafficking

Icon of a time indicator to show this indicates how long something takes to read or learn.1 hour, 30 minutes

Publication Date: 2021

In this webinar, learn to effectively document incidents of sex and labor trafficking to protect victims, hold offenders accountable, and educate the public.

One specific responsibility of law enforcement and prosecutors working on human trafficking cases is to write various reports, affidavits, and briefs that effectively document incidents of sex and labor trafficking. It is crucial for these documents to accurately reflect complex trafficking dynamics and case-specific facts to establish probable cause and effectively litigate issues at trial. When law enforcement and prosecutors collaborate with others, including those with lived experience, they are better equipped to successfully articulate how traffickers use a variety of overt and subtle tactics to exploit victims—thus establishing the element(s) of force, fraud, and/or coercion necessary for cases involving adult victims.

This presentation focuses on the core competencies needed by law enforcement and prosecutors to establish the elements of human trafficking. Additionally, facilitators discuss the necessity of protecting victim privacy and ensuring that public records and press releases accurately describe trafficking dynamics. In combination with other external messaging, this documentation can help educate the public—and potential jurors—about the realities of trafficking.


Collaboration and Partnerships Documentation and Report Writing Investigations

VAWA Crime(s):

Trafficking in Tribal Nations/Communities


Investigator/Detective Prosecutor


Alaska Rural Suburban Territories Tribal Nations/Tribes Urban