Human trafficking is happening here in Northeast Ohio. For years, Courtney Kinkoph’s mother pleaded with law enforcement personnel, health care workers and advocates to provide trauma responsive support and services for her daughter. Courtney went missing in November 2021 and was found deceased in an abandoned apartment in Cleveland, Ohio in February 2022. Victim centered skills training is needed in Northeast Ohio for victim identification, providing assistance for victims and survivors, and/or arresting suspects.
The Cleveland State University Police Department is hosting a comprehensive and effective skills-based training on July 17-18, 2024, for Ohio law enforcement and other first responders, dispatchers, analysts, medical community, legal professionals, advocates, educators and students. Continuing Professions Training (CPT) for law enforcement officers will be requested from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission at the Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost for registered attendees of the two-day “Human Trafficking Interdiction and Proactive Operations Course,” presented by Dan Nash, founder of the Human Trafficking Training Center.
REGISTRATION LINK: Human Trafficking Interdiction / Operations | HTTC (humantraffickingtrainingcenter.com)
Please make a donation to the CSU Police Department through the Cleveland State University Foundation in support of this important training that will provide skills for comprehensive trauma responsive, and victim centered services for human trafficking victims in Ohio. One life lost is one too many. Together, we can make a difference!