Presentation on theme: "Montana Department of Justice Human Trafficking in Montana October 2013 Attorney General Tim Fox."— Presentation transcript:
Montana Department of Justice Human Trafficking in Montana October 2013 Attorney General Tim Fox
Montana Human Trafficking Task Force MT DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigation participates with our Federal partners for a coordinated response to incidents of human trafficking. Will provide support to instructors for continued training to public safety officers and prosecutors in Montana which has been impacted due to sequestration.
Children’s Justice Center SVOROmbudsman Drug Endangered Children MCSART Boulder Investigator Human Trafficking
Montana Law Enforcement Academy Provides training to every Basic Academy law enforcement officer regarding human trafficking. Definition Indicators Victim centered approach Resources available
Montana All Threat Intelligence Center Conduit for intelligence sharing and monitors human trafficking reports as they affect Montana.
The Bakken No formal reports of human trafficking; anecdotal reports only Increased awareness training planned for Eastern Montana law enforcement MHP adding 5 more Troopers to the region DCI increasing agent presence in the area
Possible indicators Living with employer Poor living conditions Multiple people in cramped space Inability to speak to individual alone Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed Employer is holding identity documents Signs of physical abuse Submissive or fearful Unpaid or paid very little Under 18 and in prostitution
The Internet and Human Trafficking Human trafficking a difficult crime to track. Access to websites that promote prostitution. Anonymous and extremely profitable.
Montana Statutes Unlawful restraint Kidnapping Subjecting another to involuntary servitude Trafficking of persons for involuntary servitude Sexual servitude of a child Patronizing of a child Promoting prostitution Aggravated promotion of prostitution Sexual abuse of children Human trafficking hotline -- creation of poster – rulemaking Human trafficking hotline -- posted notice required at rest areas
Montana Department of Justice A continued commitment to the victims of human trafficking. Bring the criminal element to justice Our best weapon in this global criminal industry is public awareness.