H.R. 357 aims to help train Foreign Service Officers
working overseas in U.S. embassies to curb human trafficking by stemming demand spotting victims that could be victimized in the U.S.
A distance learning course on trafficking-in-persons issues and State Department anti-trafficking obligations would be given to embassy reporting officers, regional bureaus' trafficking-in-persons coordinators, and their superiors. H.R. 357 would also require trafficking-in-persons briefings for all ambassadors and deputy chiefs of mission before they depart for their posts.
Lastly, the bill would require "at least annual" reminders to personnel at diplomatic or consular posts outside the U.S. of:
"key problems, threats, methods, and warning signs of trafficking in persons specific to the country or jurisdiction in which each such post is located, and appropriate procedures to report information acquired about possible trafficking cases."
A previous version of this bill passed in the House in the 113th Congress.