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"Because it just takes one person with the proper training to express their love for humanity in a meaningful way, and to change the life of a human trafficking victim."
Co-Founder, Human Trafficking Training Center
Providing Skill-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Training
The Human Trafficking Training Center offers comprehensive and effective skill-based training to ensure every participant leaves every class immediately in a position to identify and help victims and take traffickers out of circulation.
Unlike most human trafficking training, HTTC's programs are backed with 27 years of law enforcement experience that help produce trackable results. Officers not only learn what human trafficking is and how to identify it, they actually learn skills they can use in the field.
We see this time and time again, within days (sometimes less) of attending the training, officers are identifying victims, getting them assistance and / or making arrests of suspects.
What People are Saying...
"Dan is a phenomenal asset to the anti-HT community. I’ve worked closely with him over the last couple of years, which began with him and his team bringing their training to our agency and our unit in anti-HT operations and Interdiction to Protect Children. The training was the best training I’ve had to date. Dan’s training style is engaging and he is extremely knowledgeable, down to earth, and answers questions with humility. He teaches what has worked for him over the years and what hasn’t."
Kansas Highway Patrol
"Based on decades in law enforcement, Dan Nash brings unique insight into best practices to identify, prevent, and investigate human trafficking. Dan is a valued expert in anti-trafficking work and is widely respected within many professions for the work he has done as well as for the training he now offers."
Stop Trafficking Project
I’ve been working in this field since 2007, not only as a professional but also as a survivor. In all that time I’ve engaged with many law-enforcement officers at many, many different levels and some officers can be trained to get it, but Dan, you really get it. I can honestly say I’ve made a few law-enforcement allies along the way but you truly are the first ally for survivors that I have seen that absolutely gets it. For the first time in many, many, many years I see a breakthrough opportunity for a paradigm shift in law-enforcement. As a survivor and an advocate, this is a huge statement. Much, much, respect to you, Dan.
Human Trafficking Survivor and Advocate
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Our Training Team
Dan is the co-founder of The HTTC and a retired Missouri State Trooper where he spent 27 years investigating human trafficking, narcotics and vice, homicide and other violent crimes. He was the Sergeant of the Human Trafficking Unit at the State Patrol and the enforcement supervisor of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Dan created the Special Victims Methodology for investigating human trafficking cases which is being used by man law enforcement officers around the country. He has taught thousands of individuals in law enforcement and in various industries including casino and gaming, fire fighting, victim advocacy, health care and trucking.
Dan also owns Satori Adventures and Expeditions, a mountaineering and trekking company that operates on all 8,000-meter peak mountains around the world, and Hiking the Ozarks, an outdoor education company which teaches outdoor enthusiasts how to empower themselves with better outdoor education. Dan lives on a small farm in the Ozark Mountains with the love of his life, their two dogs and 28 chickens.
Alison Phillips is also the co-founder of The HTTC. Previously, she served as the Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. As task force director, Alison built a strong, engaged multi-disciplinary team that conducted proactive operations, trained thousands of law enforcement and health care professionals, and implemented strategic initiatives such as “The Hope Initiative” which resulted in the closure of 40% of the state’s illicit massage businesses and became a national model.
Alison has written her own curriculum on human trafficking for undergraduate, criminal justice majors while working as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City (UMKC) and at Mid-America Nazarene University (MNU).
In sum, Alison has over a decade of experience in counter human trafficking work, through advocacy, consulting, program development and multi-disciplinary team building.
In her first career, Alison was an airline pilot for a regional carrier in the state of Alaska. She is a rated airline transport pilot, with 3,000 hours of flight time logged, and has flown two former U.S. Presidents, members of congress and other public figures. Alison lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, three teenage children, and three dogs.
Meghan Connors is a survivor-leader and advocate who has an amazing gift of educating law enforcement and other professionals about human trafficking from her lived experience. Her ability to communicate her insights and perspective make her a remarkably effective instructor. She has helped educate hundreds of law enforcement, medical, probation and parole and members of the community about how to identify, understand and respond to human trafficking from her unique vantage.
She has traveled to numerous states to participate in many panel discussions, and has been interviewed for podcasts and books around the United States.
Meghan was presented with the “Overcomers Award” from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to highlight her work and achievements and a university scholarship was established in her name. She is also the first recipient of the Human Trafficking Training Center "Meghan Connors, Be the One" Award, which will be an annual award highlighting exceptional achievements in the anti-human trafficking arena. This award is named after Meghan for her dedication and the unwavering sacrifice she has made in her life to help others. This award will be presented annually at the North American Human Trafficking Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Naomi Knipp has over twelve years experience in mentoring teen and adult survivors of human trafficking and exploitation. As a survivor herself, she has valuable insights and knowledge of the adverse impact of human trafficking. Her work includes educating law enforcement and other professionals in health care, social services, mental health and educational systems.
After surviving an abusive and dysfunctional upbringing and aging out of foster care un-adopted, Naomi began her journey of self healing. She ended up putting down roots in Missouri where she now lives with her husband and three children.
She says, “I didn’t get to see my circumstances change while trauma was actively happening in my life, but now in my healing, I use my experiences and insights to empower others and change the trajectory of the lives of other survivors.”