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Training & Technical Assistance Services

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The NHTRC offers diverse training and technical assistance (T&TA) services aimed at strengthening local and national anti-trafficking infrastructure and improving the nationwide response to human trafficking. T&TA is geared towards helping communities develop sustainable local response systems and protocols to effectively identify, serve, and protect victims of human trafficking.


Trainings & Presentations 

The NHTRC offers live in-person and web-based trainings and presentations to help build capacity and expertise of law enforcement, service providers, government agencies and other practitioners, first responders and frontline professionals.

To request a training or presentation, submit a training request form here.


Technical Assistance Consultations

The NHTRC provides individualized technical assistance consultations by phone, videoconference, and/or by email on diverse topics related to human trafficking.

To request technical assistance, email the NHTRC at nhtrc@polarisproject.org


24-Hour Technical Assistance

The NHTRC can also provide 24-hour assistance to law enforcement, service providers, and other first responder and frontline professionals who need immediate technical assistance on a human trafficking case and/or to help a victim of human trafficking.

For urgent technical assistance, call the NHTRC hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


T&TA Audiences

The NHTRC specializes in providing T&TA to the following audiences:

  • Local/state task forces or working groups
  • Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies
  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Social service institutions
  • First responders and frontline professionals (e.g. medical professionals)


Training Topics

The following are example T&TA topics available through the NHTRC. This list is not exhaustive.

  • Capacity Building
  • Child Trafficking
  • Coalition Building
  • Curriculum Development
  • Federal Anti-Trafficking Law
  • First Response Strategies
  • Government Efforts to Fight HT
  • Housing/Shelter
  • Human Trafficking - Intro and Advanced
  • Immigration Remedies for Victims
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Local Infrastructure/Referral Processes
  • Needs Assessment
  • Outreach - Community and Direct
  • Prevention
  • Safety Planning
  • Task Force Creation
  • Trafficking Victim Assessment/Victim Identification - General and Specific Populations
  • Victim Assistance/Services