We are excited to kick off this week’s “Advanced human trafficking investigations training” in Austin. This is our 12th national institute and we learn so much together as a group every time. We work through investigative tools and National best practices and case studies. Our favorite part is watching the collaboration and relationship building across cities and departments. Here’s to 22 new agencies connecting with offender-focused best practices – joining the national space to limit victim trauma and increase offender accountability.

We are grateful for the collaboration and investment from agencies across Central Texas working to center the needs of survivors as they identify and stop traffickers. We are especially grateful for the privilege to work closely with sex and labor trafficking survivors across all areas of our work, from trainings, to outreach, law enforcement engagement, and survivor engagement. This ensures not only accuracy in our work, but also minimized trauma through the inclusion of survivor voices and experiences to guide our work.

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