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Reported to Senate without amendment (05/14/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015

(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement a program to: (1) train relevant Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other DHS personnel on how to effectively deter, detect, and disrupt human trafficking and interdict suspected perpetrators during the course of their primary roles and responsibilities; and (2) ensure that such personnel regularly receive current information on matters related to the detection of human trafficking.

Permits training to be conducted through in-class or virtual learning capabilities. Requires such training to include:

  • methods for identifying suspected victims and perpetrators of human trafficking,
  • methods for approaching a suspected victim in a manner that is sensitive to the victim and not likely to alert a perpetrator,
  • training that is most appropriate for a particular location or environment, and
  • a post-training evaluation of trainees.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary: (1) to reassess the training program annually; (2) within one year after enactment of this Act, to certify to the appropriate congressional committees that all such personnel have successfully completed the required training; and (3) to report annually on the overall effectiveness of the training program and on the number of human trafficking cases reported by DHS personnel and the number confirmed.

(Sec. 5) Authorizes the Secretary, upon request, to provide training curricula to assist any state, local, or tribal government or private organization in establishing its program.