Initial Response Strategies and Tactics When Responding to Missing Children Incidents: April 20, 2021
Accurate and timely situational assessments, and immediate resource deployment are critical in the initial response to endangered missing or critical abduction incidents. During this no-cost training, first responders will learn about the investigative activities that occur during an endangered missing or child abduction investigation, and how their actions influence the short- and long-term response of law enforcement. The training, hosted by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, will also discuss the incident’s impact on the family and how it can affect first responders. Registration information is available online.
Victim Advocacy Training: May 11–14, 2021
Victim advocates in child advocacy centers support children and families by providing crisis intervention, information about the investigation and criminal justice process, and ongoing assistance in connecting families to helpful resources. This webinar, sponsored by the National Children’s Advocacy Center, will include sessions on understanding the criminal justice system, the dynamics of child abuse, crisis development and resolution, effective listening techniques, the impact of trauma on a child, the rights of crime victims, cultural considerations, and intervention strategies. Registration information is available online. Additional virtual trainings will be held August 24–27 and November 16–19.
Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking Online: May 17–19, 2021
This no-cost, virtual training, offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, will improve multidisciplinary team responses to child sex trafficking cases and help those who want to establish a formal multidisciplinary team in their community to effectively respond to child sex trafficking. Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short- and long-term response plans. Registration information is available online.
Stop. Observe. Ask. Respond. (SOAR) to Human Trafficking Health and Wellness Training: May 19, 2021
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center works to inform and enhance the public response to human trafficking on behalf of the Office on Trafficking in Persons. The center is hosting this no-cost virtual training to teach providers how to describe, identify, and respond to human trafficking, and how to deliver appropriate services to individuals who have experienced trafficking. Registration information is available online. A Spanish-language version of the training will be held on June 16.
Improving Youth Interactions Through Fair and Impartial Justice: June 14–15, 2021
This virtual training, offered by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, will help law enforcement foster strong community relationships, enhance interactions with youth, and create effective interventions to divert at-risk youth from the justice system. Registration information is available online.