A primary goal of the Justice Initiative is to increase the identification of those victimized and vulnerable to human trafficking and to improve the response of the law enforcement community. To accomplish this, the Foundation leverages the expertise of former federal law enforcement agents to facilitate training engagements that improve intelligence-led investigations, victim identification, and the prosecution of criminal perpetrators. These trainings are customized to the specific needs of law enforcement or service provider audiences; however, each engagement typically covers one or all of the following modules:
Human Trafficking Investigation
Money Laundering Fundamentals
Investigative Interviewing Techniques
Tracing of Funds
Human Trafficking Prevention Training | Ongoing 2017-2018
Grace Farms Foundation is training CT hotel employees to identify and correctly report trafficking situations. Most recently, Grace Farms Foundation partnered with Quinnipiac School of Law in April 2018 to hold an educational training for 35 hospitality workers on the signs of human trafficking.
Wildlife Trafficking Case Building Training in the Republic of Congo | February 2-13, 2018
Training for law enforcement officials, including members of the police, customs, prosecutions, and wildlife departments, on how to combat and successfully prosecute transnational organized crime syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking. The training brought together officials from seven countries, including the Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Cambodia, Laos PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The case study-based curriculum covered seizure, interview techniques, supply chain, financial investigation, evidence gathering, affidavits, and prosecution.
Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking in Haiti | April 9-11, 2018
Task force created in partnership with Lumos and USAID to help combat human trafficking in Haiti. The task force emphasized and promoted communication and collaboration between Haitian National Police, NGOs, human rights commissions, prosecutors, victim service providers and students.
Assault and Human Trafficking Service Provider Training | April 12, 2018
Counselor and caseworker training conducted in partnership with the Open Door Shelter, a charitable organization that provides housing for the homeless. The training provided best-practice education to 40 attendees on identifying assault and trafficking victims and collaborating with law enforcement.
Human Trafficking Investigative Training | April 25, 2018
Connecticut police officer training for Fairfield County detectives focused on human trafficking investigations strategies.
Assault and Trafficking Victim Trauma Training | June 11 – 15 2018
Crisis intervention training for over 40 police officers from 12 different communities in Connecticut. Officers participated in a week-long course that provided tools and strategies to safely assist and de-escalate situations involving persons in emotional and or psychiatric crisis, including victims of sexual assault and trafficking.
Human and Wildlife Trafficking Training in Thailand | June 22 – 26, 2018
Training for 40 professionals from 8 countries focused on combatting Transnational Organized Crime syndicates involved in wildlife trafficking. The training focused on shared information, financial investigation, data exchange, and interrogation strategies.
Human Trafficking and Narcotics Training in Newport, RI | November 2018
3-day training at the 51st Annual Narcotics Enforcement conference. The curriculum will train approximately 250 law enforcement officers on the relationship between human trafficking and narcotic trades.
Combatting Transnational Organized Crime
Representatives from Grace Farms Foundation traveled to the Republic of Congo to conduct training on combatting and prosecuting transnational organized crime groups.