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"Human Trafficking Training for State Judges and Prosecutors"

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)

Under this award, the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute (UMCPI) will use federal funds to further develop a Prosecutor and Judges Anti-Human Trafficking curriculum. UMCPI will conduct meetings and coordinate with relevant partners and subject matter experts to design the scope of the training and methods of delivery. The curriculum will include instructor manuals and participant guides. UMCPI will conduct several pilot training sessions in geographically diverse areas and, based on lessons learned in the pilot trainings, a final curriculum will be produced.

UMCPI will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance funds to enhance the effectiveness of State Judicial Systems to prosecute and try human trafficking cases in accordance with state laws. The project goals are to: increase the knowledge of state judges and prosecutors in understanding the crime of human trafficking, the unique needs of human trafficking victims, and the need for victim-centered prosecution while building the capacity to prosecute the crime of human trafficking under state laws.


Date Created: September 9, 2010