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National Attorneys General Training on Human Trafficking in SLC

National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute to Host Human Trafficking Training in Salt Lake City

Registration Deadline January 15, 2016 

SALT LAKE CITY – Dec. 21, 2015 – Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is pleased to announce that the National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI) of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is conducting a tuition free, one and one-half day training for prosecutors and investigators on human trafficking. The training will take place on January 28 — 29, 2016, at the Salt Lake City Council Chambers. Attendance is limited to prosecutors and investigators – and attendees must submit their registration by January 15, 2016.

“We are very excited to partner with the National Association of Attorneys General to provide this innovative, high quality trafficking disruption training,” said Attorney General Reyes. “One of our goals is to help build a network of local, national and international experts to eradicate the evils of human trafficking in Utah and around the world. This is not a uniquely Democrat or Republican issue, it is a humanitarian issue — a health and safety issue that needs everyone’s support to be effective. The best chance we have of combating this is to continue to work together.”

“We support Attorney General Reyes’ commitment to fighting human trafficking,” said Chris Toth, NAAG Deputy Executive Director and NAGTRI Director. “This NAGTRI training will ensure that Utah’s law enforcement will have the knowledge and tools necessary to rescue victims and to investigate and prosecute these crimes.”

The first day of training will include an overview of human trafficking; an introduction to the international, national and state legal frameworks for trafficking in persons; partnership models; victim issues; investigatory and interviewing techniques; and prosecutorial theories and practices. The second day will include a discussion on prosecutorial theories and practices, a case-study based ethics discussion and a workshop on developing a human trafficking prosecution.

While tuition-free, attendees will be responsible for paying for their own food, parking, and transportation expenses. The Attorney General’s Office will provide lunch on January 28. There will be a limited number of scholarships for hotel accommodations at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, provided to those who live more than 50 miles away.

For more information and to register please visit https://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/featured-content/human-trafficking-training.

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