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H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1(888) 373-7888
Alameda County H.E.A.T. Watch Tip Line: 1(510) 208-4959
Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Training

HEAT Watch is committed, on a local, regional and national level, to training all first responders, a term which we interpret broadly to include all professionals, not just police, who are on the front lines or in a position in the community where there is a high likelihood of interfacing with and recovering human trafficking victims. This includes but is not limited to law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, emergency room doctors and nurses, TSA workers, flight attendants, ridesharing app drivers, hotel and restaurant workers, and property managers.

To ensure the effectiveness of first responders, HEAT Watch provides ongoing trainings, which 1) dispel prevailing myths and misconceptions about trafficking; 2) raise awareness about the various forms of trafficking and the complex victimology of those who are exploited; 3) increase the number of identified victims; 4) ensure victim stabilization and well-being through the delivery of essential support services; and 5) increase the number of reported cases and trafficking prosecutions.

The HEAT Watch trainings are tailored to each specific audience, and are conducted by expert trainers from a variety of fields who assess agency need when developing each training curriculum. Currently every Oakland City employee is being trained by the multi-disciplinary team of the Alameda County District Attorney’s HEAT Unit, West Coast Children’s Services, and MISSSEY.

To request a training for your agency, please contact info@HEATWatch.org.