Training & Technical Assistance

Online University, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) 

OJJDP’s Online University offers cost-effective, cutting edge on-demand training for the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention field.  Webinars and online classes are available covering topics such as “Child Protective Services Response to Child Sex Trafficking,” “Boys and Trafficking: Identifying Silent Survivors,” “Gang Trafficking Case Study: Overview of Criminal Investigation, Services Provided, and Victim Engagement”; “The Intersections Between Drug and Human Trafficking in Tribal Communities”; and “Introduction to Child Sex Trafficking: Awareness and Response.” 


Customized Training and Technical Assistance (TTA), OJP

Specialized Training for Victim Service Providers, their Communities, and the Victims They Serve, Office for Victims of Crime

OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides practitioner-driven, evidence-based training and technical assistance (TTA) that is responsive to the particular needs of victim service providers, their communities, and the victims they serve, including a specific focus on human trafficking. The types of TTA include tailored, onsite consultations and trainings in response to specific requests, professional development scholarships, crime victim scholarships, and a number of online resources, including our e-Guide for newly formed and established multidisciplinary task forces. OVC TTAC provides training and technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders by supporting the work of OVC Human Trafficking grantees, promoting collaboration and communication among human trafficking task forces, and building capacity among general victim service providers, allied professionals, and the general public.

Specialized Training for Law Enforcement and Prosecutors, Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI) offers no-cost, online and classroom, human trafficking training for law enforcement, prosecutors, tribal leaders and law enforcement.   The Advanced Human Trafficking Investigation training helps investigators develop skills using an enhanced collaborative model and structured case planning.  The Human Trafficking Training for State Prosecutors helps familiarize prosecutors and their law enforcement partners with their own state's human trafficking laws.  The Human Trafficking for State Judges training will assist trial judges to increase their understanding of numerous areas including the TVPA, state human trafficking laws, and immigration issues.  Two online courses are designed to introduce law enforcement officers to human trafficking and state judges to the basics of how law enforcement task forces attack the problem.  The Human Trafficking in Native American Communities training brings together tribal law enforcement, tribal leaders and community stakeholders to address the issue of human trafficking in Indian Country.


Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Training

The ICAC Task Force was created to help Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children. The Program is funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program

The mission of the AMBER Alert program is to safely recover missing, endangered, or abducted children through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement, media, transportation, and other partners by using training and technology to enhance response capacities and capabilities and increase public participation. The Program is funded by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


Missing and Exploited Children Training and Technical Assistance Program

This program provides multi-disciplinary training and technical assistance to prosecutors, state and local law enforcement and child protection personnel, medical providers, and other child-serving professionals to strengthen multidisciplinary responses to and improve prosecution of child victimization cases.  The first two curriculums under development are “Multi-Disciplinary Team Training for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children” and “Child Abuse and Exploitation Investigation.” 

Updated January 6, 2017