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Training for Combating Trafficking in Person deadline approaches

  • Published
  • By Brenda Wells
  • 375th Air Mobility Wing

Did you know that trafficking in persons is the second largest criminal activity in the world, after illegal drug trafficking?

Trafficking in Person is defined as the recruitment, harboring, transportation, transfer, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse or exploitation of a person. The three most common forms of trafficking are labor trafficking, sex trafficking, and child soldiering.

Victims of human trafficking can be of any gender, race, nationality, and part of any social, economic, or immigration status. They can be man, woman, adult, child, foreign national, or United States citizen. 

Vulnerable populations include undocumented migrants, runaway and homeless youth, women and children with limited resources, oppressed social or cultural groups, people displaced by natural disaster or civil conflict, or victims of prior sexual or physical abuse.

The Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Scott Air Force Base has zero tolerance for trafficking in persons. If you suspect trafficking in person is occurring do not get directly involved, but do report the situation to your chain of command, Security Forces, Office of Special Investigation or Inspector General.

Combatting Trafficking in Persons is an Advanced Distributed Learning Services training module that is required to be completed annually.  The CTIP training includes education modules on coercion, commercial sex acts, involuntary servitude and severe forms of trafficking in person.  The installation needs to be at 100 percent compliance by the end of 2018.  CTIP posters have been emailed to units to post in common areas, such as bulletin boards. 

For questions, please contact Brenda Wells at 375amw.ctip@us.af.mil.