DAVENPORT — A free, eight-hour human trafficking awareness training event will be held March 23 in the Rogalski Center at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. The training begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m.
This interactive course is designed to give participants a better understanding of human trafficking. Participants will receive an overview of the definition of human trafficking and learn about the legal remedies for trafficking victims and best practices for investigating cases and interviewing victims. Special attention is focused on human trafficking being a victim-centered crime and the importance of caring for the victim.
The Bureau of Justice is funding the event. Following the training, participants may elect to become involved in a new, local task force of law enforcement, social workers, clergy, health professionals and allied community activists and volunteers that is being founded by former Sen. Maggie Tinsman; SAU Women’s Studies Professor Katy Strzepek; Sister Roberta Brich, CHM; and Gail Karp, with additional involvement from Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez.
To register for the training, call (877) 917-2255 or (651) 917-2255 or fax (651) 917-2253 or go to www.umcpi.org or mail to UMCPI, 1951 Woodlane Dr., Woodbury, MN., 55125.