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Trafficking in Persons Summary of Focus Group Discussion, April 2001

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April 2001
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These Web pages contain highlights from the group discussion on Trafficking in Persons hosted by the National Institute of Justice, International Center.
Representatives from several Federal Government organizations were brought together to determine what information organizations have on the subject of trafficking in women and girls and what people working with these individuals believe are the priority research areas. The research areas identified by participants included determining the primary users of the research, formulating research in relation to new legislation rather than following existing research patterns on sex trafficking, and clarifying issues for both prosecution of the crime and for prevention. Other issues discussed included victim services and law enforcement approaches, the limited funding available for research, and expanding the scope of the studies. Also discussed was a recently completed research report sponsored by NIJ that examined sex trafficking of children and trafficking in relation to the countries of China and Ukraine.

Date Published: April 1, 2001