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A Prosecutor's Reference - Medical Evidence

A 2010 reference in the utilization of medical evidence and the role of sexual assault nurse examiners in cases involving adult females, produced by Aequitas (a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition against Rape).

Trial Memoranda in State of Washington v. Deshawn Cashmoney Clark

A 2008 state’s trial memorandum in State of Washington v. Deshawn Cashmoney Clark for the Superior Court of Washington for King Country.

Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases: Lessons Learned and Promising Practices

A 2008 research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by ICF International that studies the effect of existing federal and state legislation from the perspective of the prosecution and also identifies critical challenges and barriers to successful prosecution of cases.

Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources for Aniti-Human Trafficking Task Forces and Service Providers

A list of organizations doing training and giving technical assistance in the area of investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and assisting victims.

Identifying Challenges to Improve the Investigation and Prosecution of State and Local Human Trafficking Cases

A 2012 research report submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice by the Northeastern University Institute on Race and Justice and the Urban Institute Justice Police Center. This report is intended to identify and recommend strategies to overcome barriers to local investigation and prosecution of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Task Force Guide, developed by the Office of Victims of Crime at the Department of justice.

This provides guidance and how to form and operate a human trafficking task force as well as lessons learned.

Aequitas Resources and Research for Prosecutors

The mission of Aequitas is to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability.

Lawyer's Manual on Human Trafficking

A 2011 publication by the New York State Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts and the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department. An anthology, covering a wide range of subject matter, aimed at the entire legal community working with human trafficking

Human Trafficking: A Guide to Detecting investigating, and Punishing Modern-Day Slavery

A 2003 reference written by Bharathi A Venkatraman, Federal Prosecutor and Special Counsel for Trafficking in Persons, Civil Right Division, U.S. Department of Justice originally published in Police Chief Magazine. The Police Chief

Sex Trafficking- Identifying Cases and Victims

A 2010 article in the National Institute of Justice Journal written by Robert Moossy, federal prosecutor and director of the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The article is derived from a presentation given at the Fourth National Human Trafficking Convention in Atlanta in 2008.

Protecting the Homeland: Tool Kit for Prosecutors

A 2011 report issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) intended to assist prosecutors navigating situations where involved individuals may be of illegal status, including guidance for obtaining stipulated orders of removal. It is also intended to highlight the immigration consequences of criminal conviction.

TVPA

A report breaking down the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) beginning with its history, starting with United States v. Kozminski, 487 U.S. 931 (1988), and moving on to explain terms which permeate TVPA and various components of the law.

Trial Memoranda in Various Human Trafficking Cases (Zipped File)

Five trial memoranda from United States of America v. Gladys Vasquez Valenzuela, et al.:

  • Government’s motion in limine for order permitting evidence pursuant to federal rule of evidence 404(b)
  • Government’s motion in limine to protect victims’ identities at trial
  • Response to Defendants’ opposition to Government’s motion in limine to protect victims’ identities at trial
  • Government’s motion in limine to preclude evidence of victims’ prior sexual history
  • Government’s response to defendant Mendez’s opposition to motion in limine to preclude evidence of victims’ prior sexual history

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