NIJ-funded Researchers Create Validated Tool to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking
Developed over the last seven years in collaboration with 11 victim service organizations, the Vera Institute of Justice's Trafficking Victim Identification Tool has been tested with a diverse sample of potential victims of trafficking and found reliable in predicting labor and sex trafficking. The tool is divided into a long and short version, both statistically reliable.
Vera has also developed a guide to provide users with recommendations on how to build trust with potential victims, maintain confidentiality, and use the tool correctly. When properly used, the tool could give victim service providers, law enforcement and legal, healthcare, and social service providers with a standard means of identifying victims of human trafficking.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska along with the District of Kansas and the Northern District of Iowa will again collaborate to present training on crimes against the family.The 2014 Indian Country Conference will be held at the Prairie Band Potawatomi Casino and Resort in Mayetta, Kansas from July 16 – 17, 2014.
This conference is intended for law enforcement, victim and other service providers, probation/parole officers and school personnel.Topics this year include VAWA Reauthorization, Elder Abuse, SAFESTAR, Strangulation, Collaboration between Law Enforcement and Advocates, Drug Endangered Children, Vicarious Trauma, Cultural Sharing and Child Sexual Assault Prevention.
This training is FREE.Lodging Scholarships are available until July 1, 2014.Please see the conference registration form for addition details.
Furthermore, each year the U.S. Attorney’s Office completes an annual report to discuss the year’s activities with each of the four tribes represented in Nebraska.To view the United States Attorney’s Office District of Nebraska 2013 Indian Country Annual Report, please follow the link :
There is an updated guide available for crime victim's. This provides victims information about the Nebraska criminal justice system and has been provided to us by the Nebraska Crime Commission. To download your copy click here.