ORCAs in Action, a coalition of the nation’s organized retail crime associations, holds its next in a series of virtual conferences on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 Eastern time. This event will feature a series of presentations on several topics critical to the fight against organized retail crime.
In response to the scope and severity of organized retail crime concerns across the country, the number of organized retail crime associations (ORCAs) has grown steadily in recent years, with a primary emphasis on assisting law enforcement, retail investigators, and prosecutors with the identification, investigation, and prosecution of those involved in organized retail crime. There has been an increased effort on the part of retailers and law enforcement agencies to share information regarding organized retail crime, and these associations have helped provide that vehicle by opening doors to improve legislation, enhance investigations, and build cooperative relationships in the battle against the ORC pandemic.
The ORCAs in Action initiative features top leaders and subject matter experts from across the country dedicated to the fight against organized retail crime. The initiative is designed to support local and regional ORC efforts driven by these vital organizations. The event held on May 20th will feature:
- A summary of several prominent ORC cases, the dedication and hard work that brought these cases together, and the partnerships and teamwork that ultimately led to successful outcomes.
- A presentation on human trafficking and the direct link to organized retail crime. Victims of human trafficking include both children or adults, with children accounting for 27% of all the human trafficking victims worldwide.
- Updates on ORCA activity and successful data-sharing platforms. Many of the ORCAs have recently moved to platforms with enhanced features and advanced security. Hear the latest from solution providers and ORCA leadership.
- The importance of victim statements. Learn more from industry experts on the importance of victim statements on the successful development, closure, and prosecution of ORC cases.
The ORCAs in Action webinar qualifies for 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards your LPC or CFI Recertification. Take the opportunity to gain additional insights into the organized retail crime pandemic, interact with these industry leaders, and learn more about how you can get more involved in this important industry initiative.