Navigating the Roadmap: A Guide to Development and Operations for Multidisciplinary Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces
Navigating the Roadmap: A Guide to Development and Operations for Multidisciplinary Anti-Human Trafficking Task Forces: A webinar that discusses the stages of group development with assessment metrics that are designed to assist interdisciplinary groups with achieving and assessing collaborative impact as teams.
Target Audience: Law Enforcement Personnel, Prosecutors, Victim Service Providers, and Allied Stakeholders
Overall Objective: To provide anti-human trafficking task forces with a tool to identify needs and gaps in processes, collaboration, growth, performance, and progress toward requirements of grant funding (if applicable); to reinforce that development of a multidisciplinary task force is a process that requires time, attention, and intention; and to equip task forces with resources that support capacity building and sustainability.
Project Funding Provided By: This product is supported by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under 2020-VT-BX-K002 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Includes: A webinar that will help participants to classify four distinct areas of work in which task force efforts are grounded, describe the process of task force development through five stages, communicate two practical ways in which they can use the Roadmap in their jurisdiction, and identify two ways that conducting a task force self-assessment using the Roadmap can identify gaps and/or develop strategies for improving the collaborative functioning of a task force.
Please consider having a copy of the Development and Operations Roadmap handy for your reference during this webinar. You can also see the Roadmap in the Handouts section in IACPlearn.
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.
Erin Albright, JD
Co-Director of Project Roadmap
Erin Albright is the Co-Director of Project Roadmap, which provides expert technical assistance to human trafficking task forces across the United States. She is an internationally recognized anti-trafficking expert with over a dozen years of experience establishing, guiding, and funding initiatives of all sizes and at every stage of development. Her work focuses on building capacity to combat labor trafficking, development and operations of multi-disciplinary teams, and improving law enforcement responses to human trafficking. A subject matter expert for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, the US Commission on Human Rights, and the California Office of Emergency Services, she has also worked globally with countries from Armenia to Uzbekistan. In the United States, her partners and clients range from the Department of Justice and the American Bar Association to 23 state and local task forces.
Her most recent accolade was a three-year Visiting Fellowship with the DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime, where she created new frameworks for this rapidly evolving field. A graduate of Mary Washington College, and Boston College Law School, Albright is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Alissa M. Huntoon
Senior Policy Advisor & Law Enforcement Program Coordinator
United States Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
Alissa Huntoon is the Senior Policy Advisor & Law Enforcement Program Coordinator at the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Serving within the Human Trafficking Division, she manages anti-human trafficking task force programming that intersects with law enforcement and prosecution. Before joining OVC, Ms. Huntoon was a Senior Policy Advisor at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), where she developed and implemented national criminal justice policy initiatives and supported general front office operations for the BJA Policy Office. Some examples from her BJA portfolio include managing anti-human trafficking task force programming, community-based crime reduction initiatives, justice information sharing and violence reduction programs, the Smart Policing Initiative, police-research partnerships, and improving crime analysis capabilities within law enforcement.
Prior to joining BJA, Ms. Huntoon worked for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) where she oversaw grant programs that advance policy and practice within the law enforcement profession. Before joining the IACP, she worked for Circle Solutions, Inc., providing research and evaluation services for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) supporting the Cops in Schools program. In graduate school, she interned within the National Institute of Justice. Ms. Huntoon holds a Master’s of Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from the University of Minnesota –Twin Cities.
Kristen McGeeney (Moderator)
Kristen McGeeney is a Project Manager in the Programs division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has been with the IACP for four years. She oversees the day-to-day programmatic, logistic, and financial details of several projects focused on providing innovative and victim-centered training and technical assistance (TTA) on human trafficking and gender-based violence to law enforcement and allied partners. Currently, she manages the National Human Trafficking Training & Technical Assistance Program for Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Forces, which provides training on emerging techniques and best practices to support trauma-informed and victim-centered investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking; address core multidisciplinary task force operational needs; and build trust between persons subjected to human trafficking and justice system personnel.
Prior to joining the IACP, Kristen served as a Special Investigator with the University of Maryland Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct, as the Title IX Coordinator at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and as a police corporal at McDaniel College Department of Campus Safety, where she specialized in conducting trauma-informed investigations of gender-based violence. Kristen has been conducting law enforcement training on gender-based violence since 2012, and is a former trustee of the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County, MD. Kristen is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is violence prevention fellow with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative.