Train the Trainer


Train the Trainer: Human Trafficking

Who should apply to attend:  Police, NGO’s, victim service providers, community members, volunteers, government agency personnel, medical field professionals, etc.

All located at the Ingham Co. Sheriff’s Office, 630 N. Cedar, Mason, MI.
8:30-4:00 pm.
Applications available though

Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th  (application due 2-1-2020) (Acceptance letter from MHTF 2-3-2020)
Thursday, May 14th and Friday, May 15th (application due 4-29-2020) (Acceptance letter from MHTF 5-1-2020)
Thursday, August 13th and Friday, August 14th (application due 7-30-2020) (Acceptance letter from MHTF 8-1-2020)
Thursday, December 3rd, and Friday, December 4th (application due 11-23-2020) (Acceptance letter from MHTF 11-25-2020)

This two-day intensive trainer class is for those who desire to effectively present awareness to a wide variety of audiences on Human Trafficking, labor and sexual exploitation. The interactive learning environment enables the attendee to increase their knowledge base of a field in which new information being presented is accurate and reliable. Presentation skills will briefly by addressed with the emphasis on the cycle of what constitutes human trafficking in a victim centered philosophical approach, trauma informed recognition and grounded in evidence-based research. Recognized experts are the teaching faculty for these two days.

A flash-drive will be presented to you as the main-stay of back-ground information from varying sources, including information only on the basic facts, and yet the prospective trainer will be encouraged to produce their own version of a presentation. Generally speaking, the trainer, as a result of the training, will be proficient in giving a short presentation.


COST OF TRAINING:  The primary cost of the training is co-funded by the donations to the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force, plus a direct charge of $165 to the individual or agency.

Lunch is included, as well as breaks, expert instruction, handouts/flash-drives. Police scholarships for the tuition may be available to agencies, based on the donations  through an anonymous donor. If law enforcement is requesting scholarship, an agency supervisor must sign the request acknowledging support. Partial scholarships may be available to other criminal justice professionals.

LODGING:  Potential lodging information is available, but no lodging is provided.

PREREQUISITES AND SELECTION CRITERIA:  Two written documents are required for potential admission as explained in this informational letter.

First, a letter (email) to the Task Force addressed to Jane White, Director of the Task Force but emailed to Roberta Haney Jones (This letter is to address why you should be selected, your experience including any involvement in human trafficking, your interest in presenting and to what type of audiences, and your willingness to work with another person on a presentation.

Your willingness to commit to at least two different training experiences in a two-year period is important for successful selection.

The second written required form is contained in this email at the end of this page This form requests basic information about yourself to also be returned along with your email interest letter.

REQUIRED READING: It is strongly recommended before attending that you read the book, “The Slave Next Door” by Kevin Bales.


  • The concept of a victim-centered law as engrained in the Federal Government law (TVPA—Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act)
  • Trauma-informed, evidence-based, and victim-centered
  • The supply chain and the effect upon individuals, communities, and the nation
  • Michigan Trafficking Laws emphasizing those laws effective in 2015 and examples of successful prosecution under Michigan law and Federal law TVPA
  • Highlighting the necessity of collaboration in communities
  • Regional Task Force Leadership in selected locations in Michigan
  • The “why’s” of victims appearing to “walk through the door” initially of exploitation, and the manipulation of force, fraud, and coercion
  • Identifying victims, including indicators of physical and psychological behaviors
  • Initiatives for public and private partnerships
  • The nuts and bolts of investigating, prosecuting, and resource identification
  • Sexual and labor cases high-lighted in Michigan
  • Vulnerabilities not the myths ….hard facts
  • Interviewing victims: NOT Who, what, when and where but trauma informed
  • Examining support for legal representation for victims
  • Exploring YouTube…the wisdom of video selection to assist in your presentations and what this added value could mean
  • Using reliable, consistent data based on responsible accuracy – the dichotomy of media generated statistics versus the reality; examining myths
  • Medical indicators and response
  • Update on specific issues in Michigan-                MCOLES approvedTrain the Trainer – Application

Instructors are members of the MHTTF and are experts in their respective fields.”

Application Form for Train The Trainer (click)

Letters/emails/applications should be addressed and sent to



QUESTIONS:  Jane P. White, Director, Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force,