The Advocates for Human Rights strongly encourages DOL to ensure any protocols guarantee the involvement of social service providers and advocates early and throughout the investigation. The individuals help aid the investigation by providing needed services to make victims safe and comfortable. They also have training and skills in trauma-informed interviewing techniques and understand nuances facing special populations. Additionally, early involvement of such actors—especially immigration advocates—can ensure that the victim's immigration concerns are identified early to avoid deportation or detention of key witnesses.
Description of Idea :
Idea No. 78