IAHTI’s primary goal is to provide human trafficking training to law enforcement officers and prosecutors around the world so they can more effectively identify and rescue victims and successfully prosecute human trafficking cases.

Since 2009, IAHTI has provided training for more than 2,000 investigators in 18 countries and two U.S. Territories, with those numbers growing every year.

What makes IAHTI different from related organizations is that all of our trainers are active and retired city, county, state and federal human trafficking investigators. Rather than sharing conceptual knowledge based on a handbook, IAHTI’s trainers bring real-world experience gained in the field.

IAHTI has presented for many national and international groups, including the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime Technical Training Assistance Center, and the U.S. State Department. In 2010, the founders of IAHTI assisted the National Institute of Justice with preparing a report for Congress.

For Investigators

Upcoming Events:

IAHTI Training Conference

HT 101: Victim-Centered Approach for Human Trafficking Investigations

December 4 – 6, 2018

The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators HT 101 Training Course will provide a hands-on learning symposium for Investigators and Prosecutors alike. This 20-hour course is geared for HT Investigators & Prosecutors with little to no case experience and will be conducted by HT Investigators with real-life case experience.

The course will conclude with an interactive case study to allow attendees to practice their newly-learned skills and build confidence for future investigations.

Victim-Centered Approach to Human Trafficking Investigation

Download a printable registration form HERE – OR – register online HERE

Training Topics:

IAHTI experts will provide training on a number of topics, including:

  • Case development & documentation
  • Identification of victims
  • Victim assistance & placement
  • Value of NGOs
  • Investigative interviews & techniques
  • Technology use in investigations
  • Case & trial preparation

For Community Organizations

IAHTI often presents to community organizations, such as faith-based and civic groups.

IAHTI experts are available to present on a number of topics relevant to these groups, such as:

  • How to identify a victim of human trafficking
  • What to do if you suspect human trafficking
  • How can I assist investigators who have rescued victim(s)?
  • Who do I contact if I locate a victim

Request a Training or Presentation

For information about requesting a training or presentation for your agency or group, please email