The two-day seminar is intended for tribal, state and federal criminal justice professionals and advocates working in our New Mexico tribal communities. This seminar will serve to enhance participants’ understanding of legal definitions, the dynamics and language of sex trafficking, and current issues and challenges of sex trafficking enforcement. The training will include in-depth discussions of effective strategies for identifying, investigation, and response to Native women and children who are being trafficked in our tribal communities.
• Identify the indicators of sex trafficking
• Responding to sex trafficking cases
• Use of assessment forms
• Victim rights and laws
• Needs of victims & victim-centered interviewing
Working with Native Survivors of Sex Trafficking
May 9, 2019
- The legal steps involved with expunging criminal records related to trafficking (theft, prostitution, drug convictions)
- An overview of victim rights and laws, including federal and state laws
- Introduction to understanding cultural humility when working with Native survivors Explore strategies for improving response and coordination among tribal, state, and federal service agencies
Photos will be taken of participants at the event for educational and promotional services.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.