IAHTI’s primary goal is to provide human trafficking training to law enforcement investigators and prosecutors so they can more effectively identify victims, rescue victims and successfully prosecute the traffickers.

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 Human Trafficking 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, Analysts, DCF, DJJ and victim advocates affiliated with law enforcement that have little to no case experience. This training will be conducted by Human Trafficking 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:

Here is the HT 101 training agenda that IAHTI experts will provide during the training:


Day One


 7:30 – 8:30                                          Registration


8:30 – 8:45                                          Welcome and opening remarks


8:45 – 10:15                                        What is Human Trafficking and who are the victims?


10:15 – 10:30                                      Morning Break


10:30 – 12:00                                      Case Identification: How and where do I locate HT Victims?


12:00 – 1:00                                        Lunch


1:00 – 2:00                                          Legal aspects of an HT Investigation


2:00 – 2:15                                          Afternoon Break


2:15 – 3:15                                          Crimes related to Human Trafficking


3:15 – 4:45                                          Resources and Technology in HT Investigations: Callyo

                                                             Resources and Technology in HT Investigations: CrimNtel

                                                             Resources and Technology in HT Investigations: NCMEC


4:45 – 5:00                                          Q&A session



Day Two


 8:30 – 8:45                                          Welcome and Opening


8:45 – 10:00                                       What is a victim centered approach and why is it valuable in

                                                            Human Trafficking Investigations?


10:00 – 10:15                                      Morning break


10:15 – 11:00                                      HT Investigator Network and why it is important


11:00 – 12:00                                      Technology and Analytical support in HT Investigations


12:00 – 1:00                                        Lunch


1:00 – 2:30                                          Hispanic Brothel Case study

                                                             Department of Homeland Security SAIC Jason Medica


2:30 – 2:45                                          Afternoon break


2:45 – 3:00                                          Training Summary – putting it all together

                                                             (HT Investigator Panel) Q&A Session


3:00 – 5:00                                          Interactive Case Study Instructions and Team Breakouts



Day Three


 8:30 – 11:30                                        Interactive case study (In groups)


11:30 – 12:00                                     Case study results 

                                                            Review how different teams approached the investigation


12:00 – 12:30                                       Closing remarks and dissemination of course certificates



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:

  • What is Human Trafficking
  • Does it happen in my community
  • 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