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      RS 40:2405.7     


§2405.7.  Human trafficking training

A.  The council shall provide training for law enforcement agencies in addressing human trafficking.

B.  Such training shall focus on all of the following:

(1)  Investigating human trafficking under R.S. 14:46.2.

(2)  Investigating trafficking of children for sexual purposes under R.S. 14:46.3 and the special needs of sexually exploited children.

(3)  Methods used in identifying United States citizens and foreign national victims of human trafficking, including preliminary interview techniques and appropriate questioning methods.

(4)  Methods of increasing effective collaboration with nongovernmental organizations and other relevant social service organizations in the course of investigating and prosecuting a human trafficking case.

(5)  Methods for protecting the rights of victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need to consider human rights and the special needs of female and child victims.

(6)  The necessity of treating victims of human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals.

(7)  Methods for promoting the safety of victims of human trafficking.

C.  The council shall seek input and participation of appropriate nongovernmental organizations and other relevant organizations in the preparation and presentation of training called for in this Section.

Acts 2014, No. 564, §3.

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