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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Human Trafficking Institute’s 2016 Training Held Today

DALLAS – The North Texas Anti-Trafficking Team (NTATT), led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas, sponsored a day-long training session today, “Investigating Beneath the Surface,” which was held at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center in Arlington, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas, who provided opening remarks at the event.

Nearly 220 attendees from law enforcement and non-government agencies who provide victim services attended the training.

Highlights of the training included presentations by experts on these topics:  1) Pimping: The New Game in Town; 2) Little Girls Lost: Trial of a “John”; 3) State and Federal Trafficking Laws; 4) A panel on Services to Trafficked Persons; 5) Tools and Tactics for Labor Trafficking Investigations; 6) A Case Study on H2A Agricultural Visas and Labor Trafficking; and 7) Understanding and Treating Trauma Bonds in Victims of Human Sex Trafficking.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas launched the NTATT in 2006 to combat human trafficking in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding counties. The NTATT is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The NTATT has also partnered with non-government agencies to provide necessary services for victims of human trafficking.

The goal of the NTATT is to work with law enforcement and private agencies to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders.  This goal is achieved through heightened law enforcement and victim service presence in the community, operations to identify victims and traffickers, providing training for law enforcement officers, and outreach awareness campaigns in the community.

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Human Trafficking
Updated December 14, 2016