Public Management Bulletin #15

Exploring the Intersections between Local Governments and Human Trafficking: The Local Government Focus Group Project

Monday, June 18, 2018

This completes a series of three Public Management Bulletins (PMB) by Margaret F. Henderson addressing the increasingly prevalent problem of human trafficking in North Carolina. PMB No. 12 introduces the issue and provides global as well as local context for its growth, while PMB No. 14 explains how government works at the local, state, and national levels and offers advice to community advocates on how to seek help from local government officials in addressing the issue. This bulletin focuses on the business models (or strategies) traffickers use to manage their human trafficking enterprises and reports on focus group discussions with local government officials to determine how greater awareness of these models and their various signs within the community might be incorporated into their daily work.

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