Human Trafficking Summit for Law Enforcement
Monday, Jan 27th
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Welcome and Introductions
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Trafficking Trends: Gang Activity
This session will focus on multi-national, multi-state sex trafficking rings operating through call centers and trends in MS 13 trafficking and recruiting. Attendees will explore how large scale foreign national rings use real estate to launder money, and take a look at multi-state gang sex trafficking rings, some operating from prison and using dating sites to recruit and control.
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Trafficking Trends: Illicit Massage Industry
The Illicit Massage Industry is the one of the fastest growing ways in which individuals are trafficked. Generating an estimated two billion a year in profits nationwide, victims are often transported to and from varying massage businesses across regions and states. This session will cover current tactics being used to effectively disrupt and dismantle organized crime related to illicit massage businesses. Attendees will also participate in a hands-on tactical raid using one of the CCI’s portable immersive sets. This course will equip attendees to tackle Illicit Massage Businesses in their respective areas.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Organized Crime: Documentation Fraud – HT Case Study
This course will examine one of the largest documentation fraud cases related to human trafficking, showing how organized crime is operating throughout the state of California. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss identifying documentation fraud, how it is connected to human trafficking, and tactics for disruption and prosecution.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Online Investigations in Human Trafficking
Join the FBI as they discuss patterns of online enticement, entrapment, grooming, and exploitation. This session will focus on best practices for tackling encryption methods used by perpetrators as well as evidence collection and analysis.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Technological Tools for Disrupting Human Trafficking
Technology exacerbates the issue of human trafficking significantly, with laws like FOSTA-SESTA making it more challenging to ascertain the size and scope of exploitation as it occurs online. Join the Global Emancipation Network and Thorn as they discuss new and effective tools that maximize online search efforts, and minimize time spent on locating potential victims.
Tuesday, Jan 28th
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Labor Trafficking Investigations and Prosecutions
Labor trafficking is unaddressed and more difficult to ascertain than sex trafficking. From fraudulent job advertisements to indentured servitude, this issue is expansive and diversive.This session will highlight successful case studies in identifying and disrupting labor trafficking.
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