AG Hosts Human Trafficking Conference To Train New Mexico Law Enforcement And Service Providers

Attorney General Hector Balderas


ALBUQUERQUE This week, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he is hosting the 2017 New Mexico Human Trafficking Conference for law enforcement, first responders, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical staff, service providers and social workers. The conference is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Albuquerque Marriott.

In 2016, the Office of the Attorney General Human Trafficking Unit conducted eight search warrants, six arrest warrants, four labor trafficking cases, 33 sex trafficking cases, 31 victim interviews, eight operations and 23 trainings and presentations.

“New Mexico is not immune to the atrocity of human trafficking,” Attorney General Balderas said. “Our Human Trafficking Unit and prosecutors will continue to work tirelessly with our partners around the state to protect New Mexico’s most vulnerable from falling victim to this horrific crime.”

  • WHO: Attorney General Balderas, prosecutors, victim advocates, medical staff, service providers and social workers
  • WHAT: Attorney General Balderas hosts Human Trafficking Conference to train New Mexico law enforcement & service providers
  • WHERE: Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



  • 8-9 a.m. – Registration
  • 9-9:15 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction, Special Agent in Charge Anthony Maez
  • 9:15-9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks, Attorney General Hector Balderas
  • 9:30-10 a.m. – Human Trafficking in New Mexico, Deputy Attorney General Sharon Pino
  • 10 -11 a.m. – Keynote Address, Cara Pierce, Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – A Survivor’s Story, Yazzmine Bouldin (40 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes for Q & A)


Interviewing for Law Enforcement, Utilizing Forensics in Human Trafficking Cases, Combating Human Trafficking in New Mexico: Community Awareness and Survivor Response,  Medical Response to Child Sex Trafficking,  Proactive Operations and Undercover Techniques, Minimizing Trauma During the Criminal Process, Community Response to Human Trafficking, Responding to the Psychological Trauma of Human Trafficking, Using Social Media In Human Trafficking Investigations, Child Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking on Tribal Land, and Successes and Obstacles in Human Trafficking Advocacy.