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NCJ Number: 250598 Find in a Library
Title: Diagnostic Analysis for the Albert Lea Police Department, City of Albert Lea, MN: Opportunities for Evidence-Based Technical Assistance
Corporate Author: Booz Allen Hamilton
United States of America

Institute for Intergovernmental Research
United States of America

CNA Analysis & Solutions
United States of America
Date Published: August 2014
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
McLean, VA 22101
CNA Analysis & Solutions
Alexandria, VA 22311
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Tallahassee, FL 32317
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: GS-23F-9755H
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
810 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Case Study; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Summary); Report (Technical Assistance); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the executive summary of a report on the training and technical assistance (TTA) provided by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) Diagnostic Center in response to the request of the Albert Lea (MN) Police Department (ALPD) for help in determining the scope of human trafficking for sexual purposes by identifying indicators and building the ALPD’s capacity to use data-driven solutions to address sex trafficking.
Abstract: The Diagnostic Center collected data from seven sources to determine the potential scope of sex trafficking in Albert Lea. After reviewing global, national, State, and regional data pertinent to sex trafficking, The Diagnostic Center concluded that State and regional analyses show the presence of factors associated with sex trafficking in close proximity to Albert Lea; and Albert Lea is located in an area from which a high volume of calls is received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. The proximity of Albert Lea to major transportation networks and communities with known human trafficking incidents indicates a possibility of sex trafficking. The Diagnostic Center determined that sex trafficking is a complex, emerging issue that requires the establishment of partnerships with community based agencies. It identified data-driven and evidence-based practices that align with ALPD’s potential sex-trafficking issue. The Diagnostic Center developed a map of recommendations for building the capacity to identify the potential of sex trafficking in Albert Lea. The recommendations are to 1) implement methods for collecting data on indicators; 2) improve the law enforcement response; 3) build community capacity; and 4) improve data sharing. Appended indicators of human trafficking and Federal and State statutes on human trafficking
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Crime Risk Factors; Crime specific countermeasures; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Minnesota; Offense statistics; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); OJP Resources; Prostitution; Technical assistance plans; Technical assistance reports; Technical assistance resources; Trafficking in Persons
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