The Federal Bureau of Investigation lists human trafficking as the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world.
The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (IAHTI) is a nonprofit organization combating human trafficking by arming law enforcement officers, prosecutors and crime analysts around the world with the training, technical and analytical support, resources and members forum they need to identify and rescue victims and prosecute their traffickers.
Since our inception in 2009, IAHTI has provided training for thousands of investigators, prosecutors and crime analysts from 68 countries and several U.S. Territories, with those numbers growing every year. In 2020, IAHTI released several online training courses for community members, government employees and law enforcement.
In 2023, The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators, in partnership with Anti-Predator Project, opened the Human Trafficking Intelligence and Technology Center. This center coupled with the IAHTI members forums contains a worldwide database of Intelligence and provides technology for agencies across the United States and Canada to help with combating human trafficking.
What Makes us Different?
IAHTI is different from other human trafficking organizations because our training team is comprised of active or retired local, state, or federal human trafficking investigators, prosecutors, crime analysts and survivors of human trafficking. Rather than sharing theoretical conceptual knowledge based in a handbook, IAHTI’s trainers bring real-world experience gained in the field. This unique perspective of sharing best practices allows investigators to be better informed and best positioned to identify, charge and close human trafficking cases around the world.
In addition, IAHTI’s digital resources provide the ability for investigators to receive the most up-to-date human trafficking investigative techniques and technology, and for them to connect and communicate to share best practices with other investigators around the world.
IAHTI also assists colleges and law enforcement agencies with designing human trafficking investigation curriculum.
IAHTI has offices in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee.