Date of Award

5-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

First Advisor

Sarita Davis, Ph.D

Abstract

This study explored the impact of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) on human service delivery. This study examines the effectiveness of TVPA, established in 2000 to halt human trafficking through law enforcement, prevention, and aid to victims. Through a review of the literature, this study examines how globalization has influenced human trafficking. The methodology for the study included interviews with social providers who provide services to victims of human trafficking living in the metropolitan area. Demographic and service data are obtained from the 2000 Trafficking Victim Protection Survey. The outcome measure identified gaps in services based on the availability of service to victims in the local area. The social systems theory constituted the conceptual framework for this study. The researcher found a need for increased and integrated services to victims of human trafficking. The implications of these findings for social work practice include establishing services and better interventions strategies for victims.

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