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Meredith Dank Co-Authors Report on

Labor Trafficking in the United States


Director of Human Exploitation and Resilience, Meredith Dank, has written “Understanding What Works in the Successful Identification, Investigation, and Prosecution of Labor Trafficking Cases in the United States,” along with co-principal investigators from RTI, Rebecca Pfeffer and Kelle Barrick, and several other researchers, after the culmination of a National Institute of Justice-funded grant:

This objective of this study was to identify promising practices in labor trafficking identification and response in five U.S. counties that have demonstrated innovation and commitment to addressing the problem of labor trafficking. Innovative strategies included dedicated labor trafficking investigators, specialized units within county district attorneys’ offices, and a statewide multidisciplinary team approach that incorporates efforts to identify and respond to labor trafficking.

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