Event Details

Please join us for our Using the RICO Act Forfeiture Provisions to End Human Trafficking at Massage Parlors Webinar.

Most massage parlors where human trafficking (through prostitution) occurs are located in strip malls. Those strip malls are often owned by corporations and persons who may be totally unaware that women are being trafficked on their property. Many of those massage parlors have online reviews that describe in coded detail exactly what sexual services can be purchased there and the prices. Many of the crimes associated with prostitution are "acts of racketeering activity" under the Georgia RICO.

By providing copies of those reviews of prostitution going on at the specific massage parlor to the strip mall owner and informing them of the possibility of forfeiture of their strip mall (as well as informing them of their potential eviction remedies under nuisance law), the hope is that most of the illegal activities will end. Should human trafficking continue after notice, the State can then use the RICO Act to forfeit the property, terminate the leases, and end the trafficking as well as providing services to the victim at the time of the seizure.

This training will teach the basics of how the process works, as well as, how the Georgia RICO Act can be an effective tool for ending this form of human trafficking in our state.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Where: Zoom Webinar

Credit: This webinar offers 1 hour of CLE and POST credit. No Advocate credit is available for this training.

*When joining Zoom, please sign in with your full name! For law enforcement officers, your full name must appear on the Zoom Roster in order for you to receive credits.

*Friendly reminder, CLE credits are only available for up to 21 days after the date of the training. POST credits are only available if law enforcement officers/investigators attend the session live and submit the form within 21 days of the training.

We are here to help! If you have any questions, please contact the PAC Training Department at training@pacga.org.