Combating Trafficking in Persons II

Visitors from Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, Laos, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda will be in Northeast Ohio examining efforts to detect, prevent, and prosecute labor and sex trafficking along with best practices in assisting the victims of these crimes. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio […]

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Protecting Soft Targets Against Terrorist Attacks

International security and law enforcement agents from Argentina, Denmark, Hong Kong, Kenya, and Luxembourg will be traveling to Cleveland to learn about how this city plans to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks. Meetings with local government agencies, businesses, and organizations will evaluate Cleveland’s terrorism prevention programs and examine efforts to identify and protect soft […]

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Anti-Money Laundering

Since the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was revealed nearly a decade ago, both local government and law enforcement agencies have been committed to preventing money laundering in addition to a wide-range of other financial crimes. AML experts and prosecutors from Vietnam will explore Northeast Ohio’s counter-measures against fraud and methods of promoting inter-agency cooperation. Meetings […]

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Complex Crime: Policies and Techniques to Break Criminal Networks

Prosecutors, federal judges, police officers, and public security administrators from Brazil will examine the U.S. criminal justice system in order to explore the role that law enforcement agencies play in detecting and investigating transnational crime. The visit to Cleveland will include a trip to the Cleveland branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cleveland Police […]

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Preventing Trafficking in Children

Trafficking in persons remains a top security concern in Northeast Ohio, particularly the trafficking of minors. Five law enforcement, government officials, and civil society social services workers from Ukraine will be traveling to Cleveland to explore best practices in preventing trafficking of children. Visitors will examine effective models of law enforcement cooperation in stopping traffickers […]

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Accountability and Combating Corruption

In the midst of an economic rejuvenation from its “Rust Belt” days and an ongoing political renaissance, Cleveland has strong resources focused on all aspects of governance, ranging from promoting efficiency and transparency to the role of media in engaging the citizenry. In light of recent events, promoting transparent public relations with law enforcement officials […]

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Best Practices in Reducing Gender-Based Violence

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is proud to be hosting visitors from India for the program “Best Practices in Reducing Gender Based Violence.” Visitors’ experiences in Cleveland will illuminate the intersection of gender-based violence with training for medical professionals and first responders to accurately respond to instances of GBV,  the role of the judicial […]

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