The Federal Bureau of Investigation lists human trafficking as the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.
The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI) is a nonprofit organization combating human trafficking by arming law enforcement officers, prosecutors and crime analysts around the world with the training, technical support, resources and members forum they need to identify and rescue victims and prosecute their traffickers.
Since our inception in 2009, IAHTI has provided training for more than 5,500 investigators in 64 countries and two U.S. Territories, with those numbers growing every year. In 2020, IAHTI released several online training courses for community members, government employees and law enforcement.
What makes IAHTI different from other human trafficking organizations is that all of our trainers are active or retired city, county, state or federal human trafficking investigators, prosecutors and/or crime analysts. Rather than sharing conceptual knowledge based in a handbook, IAHTI’s trainers bring real-world experience gained in the field. This unique perspective of sharing good and bad examples from investigations allows investigators to be better informed and best positioned to identify, charge and close human trafficking cases around the world. Read more about our trainings here.
In addition, IAHTI’s digital resources provide the ability for investigators to receive the most up-to-date human trafficking investigative techniques and technology, and for them to connect and communicate to share best practices with other investigators around the world.
IAHTI also assists colleges and law enforcement agencies with designing human trafficking investigation curriculum.
IAHTI has offices in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee.