Day 60: Training Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement, also on the front lines of combating human trafficking, are sometimes the first people to come into contact with a trafficking victim. No matter what agency, Homeland Security, Special Victims Unit, Police Officers, or FBI, they have all worked at one point in time with a trafficking victim/survivor. It is extremely important to train law enforcement officials because human trafficking is "often misidentified as a more common and easily understood crime (e.g. prostitution, poor labor standards, sexual assault, pandering, etc)." In order to avoid misidentification, training is crucial. 

As of today, 29 of the 50 United States have legislative provisions that encourage or mandate human trafficking training for law enforcement officers. Find out if you State requires human trafficking training for your law enforcement!