Social services staff can contribute to the prosecutions of traffickers by supporting victim-witnesses who want to engage with law enforcement. 

The Warnath Group Practice Guide “Providing Social Services Support for People Who Experienced Human Trafficking Acting as Witnesses in Legal Proceedings” illustrates the role of social services staff in criminal justice processes using composite scenarios based on real cases and provides an overview on how to create safety and support plans and ensure the victim has the necessary information to exercise choice throughout the criminal justice process.  Social workers, case managers, shelter staff, and victim advocates will benefit from this Practice Guide’s application of the victim-centered approach to victim-witnesses in the criminal justice process. 

 

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