Human Trafficking and Intersections with Code Compliance

Approved for CEU’s by International Code Council (Code Enforcement and Human Trafficking course #27613)

Friday January 20, 2023 @ 12:00 P.M. (ET)

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. 

This course is important to the code enforcement and regulatory community because it will introduce the “intersections” between what we see in neighborhoods, inside homes and other physical structures, as well as other signs & identifiers where sex and labor traffic take place. Human trafficking is often a hidden crime and victims may be afraid to come forward and get help.

Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. Attendees will learn common indicators to help recognize human trafficking clues while inspecting properties.

Exploitation can involve the use of threats, manipulation, or force to get someone to do something they do not want to do for the benefit of another person. Attendees will become familiar with many forms; it could look like an employer forcing an employee to work for little or no pay or it could look like a romantic partner threatening harm if their partner doesn’t perform sex acts for money or drugs.

Code officials can help play a role in ending human trafficking by learning key indicators of the crime, raising awareness of human trafficking within the community/industry, and reporting suspected trafficking incidents. Due to the interactions with specific audiences, code officials may be more likely to observe human trafficking by nature of their day-to-day job duties or surroundings.


Dr. Keba Richmond-Green Ph.D. – Dr. Richmond-Green has over 10 years of experience in the Criminal Justice field and is certified in leadership management and crisis intervention. She is known internationally as not only a marriage & family psychotherapist and relationship coach, but a published author and visionary. She is dedicated to the empowerment and education of youth through her no-nonsense approach of promoting accountability, responsibility, and integrity.

Marcus Kellum, MMPA CCEA– Mr. Kellum is a trainer, consultant and thought leader who works with local governments, private businesses and professional organizations across the country to motivate and train staff (with a specialization in regulatory, compliance and enforcement). In 2021, Metric One Training and Consulting won “Best of Gwinnett” in the continuing education category and Kellum has appeared in several periodicals including Georgia Trend, Diversity MBA, Who’s Who in Atlanta and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Published by Marcus Kellum

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