Human Trafficking and the Impact on Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Recorded On: 07/16/2020
On-Demand Course: Human Trafficking and the Impact on Commercial Driver’s Licenses
The National Traffic Law Center (NTLC) has created an education tool for prosecutors, law enforcement and other traffic safety professionals titled: “Human Trafficking and the Impact on Commercial Driver’s Licenses.” This on demand training module is designed to educate about the Federal “No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act” (NHTRA) which was signed into law on January 1, 2018 by President Donald J. Trump. As a result of NHTRA, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that imposes a lifetime ban on drivers who are convicted of a severe form of human trafficking in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from operating a CMV. This rule was signed into law on July 23, 2019. Under this rule, states have until September 23, 2022 to comply with this mandate. FMCSA allowed a three-year period to permit states sufficient time to seek legislation, update their regulations, and make the appropriate information technology changes to apply the lifetime ban.
Human Trafficking and the Impact on Commercial Driver’s Licenses is designed to be presented as a stand-alone training, or an individual module to be added to existing trainings. The Participant Guide is available for online course attendees to follow along with the webinar. If you are interested in adapting this course for teaching in your own jurisdiction, follow the Instructor Guide below.
Training Course topics include:
- Trafficking and CDL Holders
- Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
- Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA)
- Types of trafficking defined
- License ramifications
- State adoptions of 49 U.S.C. 31310 (d)(2)
- Victim Identification
- Law Enforcement
- Trafficking Indicators
- Prosecuting the Case
- Victim and Witness Preparation
- Evidence Presentation
- Discussion Points
Human Trafficking and the Impact on Commercial Driver’s Licenses is designed to be presented as a stand-alone training, or an individual module to be added to existing trainings. If you are interested in adapting this course for teaching in your own jurisdiction, contact Staff Attorney, Aaron Ann Cole-Funfsinn, to obtain a free customizable copy of the course materials, including the course PowerPoint, Instructor and Participant Guides.
NDAA did not apply for CLE credits for this pre-recorded course. Attendees must self-submit this course for CLE approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information. General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Courtney Jan.
Romana A. Lavalas, Esq.
FMCSA Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Litigation Division
Former Senior Attorney, NDAA
Romana Lavalas served as the CDL Senior Attorney for the National District Attorneys Association’s, National Traffic Law Center from 2017 to May 2021. During her tenure at NDAA, Romana provided education and technical assistance to prosecutors, judges, law enforcement and other allied professionals, as well as develops resource materials addressing commercial drivers’ license issues in the criminal justice system.
Prior to joining the National District Attorneys Association, Romana served as a prosecutor for the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office in Syracuse, New York. During her 17 year tenure, Romana prosecuted misdemeanor and felony DWI cases as well as argued appeals before New York State’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and Syracuse University College of Law. Romana recently accepted an Attorney-Advisor position in the Office of the Chief Counsel, CDL Enforcement and Litigation unit at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
National District Attorneys Association
Jim Camp is a Senior Attorney with the National Traffic Law Center, focusing on Commercial Driver’s License related topics.
A nationally recognized authority on traffic safety, trial advocacy, law enforcement and prosecution issues, he is an in demand motivational and subject matter expert speaker. Jim served 17 years as Elected District Attorney in Wisconsin, and 9 years as Assistant District Attorney General and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor in Tennessee, with more than 33 years of experience as a trial lawyer.
Mr. Camp has educated and provided authoritative advice to and for law enforcement, staff and command, prosecutors, legislators, committees, boards, traffic safety partners and private industry nationally. He has authored numerous articles on impaired driving and trial advocacy, and over twenty-four thousand have heard him speak.
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