Drugs as Coercion: Human Trafficking and Toxicology
A webinar that provides information on the common dynamics in sex and labor trafficking and describe how drugs and alcohol are used to assert and maintain control over their victims and perpetrate trafficking and trafficking related crimes.
Target Audience: Law enforcement personnel and victim service providers
Overall Objective: To provide law enforcement personnel and victim service providers with information on the role of drugs and alcohol in human trafficking organizations, Collaboration with toxicology expertise in human trafficking investigations, Investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases involving drugs and alcohol.
Project Funding Provided By: The Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Includes: Panelist Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor, AEqutas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, Joseph Scaramucci, Detective, McLennan County Sheriff's Office discussing importance of and strategies for collaborating with service providers and medical professionals to identify drug-facilitated human trafficking, provide much needed care, and educate other allied professionals about the effects of drug use in the context of trafficking dynamics.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-VT-BX-KOO1 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this product are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
To learn more about IACP’s anti-human trafficking resources, go to the https://www.theiacp.org/projects/anti-human-trafficking-training-and-technical-assistance.