Training


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 victim-centered training for thousands of investigators in more than 64 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 several 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 to name a few. In 2010, the founders of IAHTI assisted the National Institute of Justice with preparing a report for Congress.

IAHTI offers specialized in-person and on-line training courses for city, county, state and federal Law enforcement agencies, Prosecutors and Crime Analysts. These courses range from Introduction to human trafficking investigations to advanced human trafficking training courses. We also offer training pertaining to Document Fraud, Brothel Investigations, Harboring Investigations, Indentured Servitude and large scale event planning.

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.

Training 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 mailto:training@iahti.org.