Resources & Training

Human Trafficking 101

An Introduction to the Immigration, Criminal and Civil Remedies Available to Survivors of Trafficking

FOR ATTORNEYS ONLY

This comprehensive 8 hour training offers an in depth introduction to the legal immigration benefits available for trafficking survivors, including detailed information on applying for T and U visas, information on working effectively with law enforcement, and an overview of the civil remedies available to trafficking survivors.

Click Here for Sample Training Agenda

6 MCLE Credits Available

Training Cost

FREE if you commit to representing one human trafficking case pro bono within the year. $300 for materials* and Training if you are unable to take on a case.

To register to receive notice of this upcoming training in your area please email: legalintern@CASTla.org

CAST Legal Services Resources for Attorneys

For Purchase: $300

  1. CD with over 100 template documents and information useful for attorneys serving trafficking survivors. See Index Here
  2. A Practical Guide for Attorneys Assisting Survivors of Human Trafficking
    1. This 134-page manual provides practical advice and templates for attorneys serving trafficking survivors.

Please email legalintern@castla.org to purchase CD and guide.

Legal Training

T-VISA WORKING GROUP MEETING

The working group meeting is an opportunity for attorneys to ask questions and share experiences about handling human trafficking cases. Please bring your specific case questions to share with the group.

FOR ATTORNEYS ONLY

Last Wednesday of the Month

12:00-1:00 PM PST/ 3:00-4:00 EST

Upcoming dates:
July 24, 2013

August 28, 2013

September 25, 2013

October 23, 2013

November 27, 2013

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Dial-in Number:                1-218-936-4141 (Midwest)

Participant Access Code:               3296492

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RSVP to attorney@castla.org to receive notification about the working group and other materials or just join the call!

 

Legal Intake Guide

Questions for the T-Visa application

Registration for T-Visa Working Group

 
 
 
 

Registration For Human Trafficking 101

 
 
 
 

Additional Resources

Child Trafficking Resource Project

Studies show that the trafficking of minors may comprise as much as 30 to 50 percent of all trafficking cases, however only 13 percent of trafficking cases currently identified and assisted by the U.S. Government are minors. In response to this disparity between identifying child trafficking and its actual existence, CAST created a Child Trafficking Outreach Initiative to provide resources and training to organizations that could help to identify and serve trafficked minors. The Child Trafficking Resource Project (CTRP) is the cornerstone of this Outreach Initiative and was established to increase identification of child trafficking survivors in the Los Angeles Area.

Click here to visit the CTRP Web site with valuable resources and training manuals.

Legal Intake Guide

Legal Intake for Trafficking Clients

Legal Resources

A Guide for Legal Advocates Providing Services to Victims of Trafficking

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
http://www.lafla.org/clientservices/specialprojects/trafres.asp

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic

Violence Attorneys and Advocates Jean Bruggeman and Elizabeth Keyes
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/pdfs/DV_Trafficking.pdf

Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Survivors, 3rd Edition

New York Anti-Trafficking Network
http://www.ny-anti-trafficking.com/assets/docs/t_visa_manual_3rd_edition_2009.pdf

The IOM Handbook: Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

International Organization for Migration
http://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared/mainsite/published_docs/books/CT%20handbook.pdf

Interviewing Trafficked Person’s Guidelines

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/en/final%20recommendations%2023%20oct.pdf

Gaining the Trust of Your Victim-Witness: A Guide for Law Enforcement Working Human Trafficking Cases

Humanatis, Kelly Heinrich & Jennifer Podkul
http://www.humanatis.com/publications.html

Meeting the Legal Needs of Child Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Children’s Attorneys & Advocates

Eva Klain & Amanda Kloer
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/technicalassistance/home.html

Care for Trafficked Children

USCCB
http://www.brycs.org/documents/guidelines-care_for_trafficked_children.pdf

United Nations Crime Commission

http://www.uncjin.org/

Reconceptualizing Approaches to Human Trafficking: New Directions and Perspectives from the Field(s)

Loyola Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-47
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1051601

Trafficking, Demand and the Sex Market

Lin Lean Lim
http://www.gtm.cnrs-bellevue.fr/site-gtm/Clq%20Mond%2007/Lin%20Lean%20Lim.pdf