Local Governments and Sex Trafficking: Lessons Learned about how to Identify and Prepare for Cases of Sex Trafficking

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Executive Summary:

The recognition of sex trafficking as a crime is growing in the United States. The State of North Carolina has responded by passing legislation that increases the penalty for human trafficking and legalizes the provision of services to victims, regardless of their legal status. It is unclear what, if anything, is being done at the local level to combat sex trafficking. This research is based on the effort to combat sex trafficking occurring in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. Its purpose is to provide a guide for local government officials as they learn to identify and prepare for sex trafficking cases in their communities.

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