The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI) Mission is to provide human trafficking education to law enforcement investigators and prosecutors so they can effectively identify victims, rescue victims and successfully prosecute the traffickers. Our goal is to Educate the World one City at a Time.

Since 2009, IAHTI has provided training for more than 2,500 investigators in 18 countries and two U.S. Territories, with those numbers growing every year.

What makes IAHTI different from other organizations is our experienced trainers. They are active or retired city, county, state and federal human trafficking investigators. Rather than sharing conceptual knowledge based solely on a handbook, IAHTI’s trainers bring real-world experience learned in the field.

IAHTI has presented for many national and international groups, including the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime Technical Training Assistance Center, the U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, United States Marshall Service and the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center. In 2010, the founders of IAHTI assisted the National Institute of Justice with preparing a report for Congress.

A value added benefit of IAHTI trainings are the networking opportunities. Sharing best practices between investigators is the best recipe for effective victim rescues and trafficker prosecutions.


For Investigators

Upcoming Events:


IAHTI Training Conference

A Decade of Investigator Training and Networking

May 29 – 31, 2019

The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators 8th Annual Human Trafficking Conference will provide a hands-on learning environment for Investigators and Prosecutors alike.

Course topics include:

  • Evidence Collection in Human Trafficking Investigations
  • Case studies
  • Case Development and Documentation
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Labor Trafficking
  • Technology in Human Trafficking Investigations
  • Victim Centered Investigations
  • Case and Trial Preparation
  • Investigative Interviews
  • Networking Sessions

And More……

This 20-hour course is geared towards Human Trafficking Investigators, Prosecutors, Crime Analysts, DCF, DJJ and Victim Advocates affiliated with Law Enforcement. This training will be conducted by Human Trafficking Investigators with real world investigative case experience.  The objective of this course is for attendees to increase their investigative skills pertaining to human trafficking investigations.

To determine if you qualify to attend simply send us an email.



Download a printable registration form HERE – OR – register online HERE

Training Topics:


Agenda Coming Soon!



For Community Organizations

IAHTI frequently presents to community organizations, such as faith-based and civic groups.

IAHTI experts present on a number of topics relevant to these groups, such as:

  • What is Human Trafficking
  • Does it happen in my community
  • How to identify a victim of human trafficking
  • What to do if you suspect human trafficking
  • How can I assist investigators who have rescued victim(s)?
  • Who do I contact if I locate a victim
  • Why does human trafficking happen
  • Where does human trafficking happen

Request a Training or Presentation

For information about requesting a training or presentation for your agency or group, please email