Degree Granting Department
federal/state policy, health care access, human trafficking, immigration, migrant health, service provision
In recent years, Florida has acquired a reputation as fertile ground for human trafficking. On the heels of state and federal anti-human trafficking legislation, a host of organizations have risen to provide a range of services. In this thesis, I discuss findings from 26 interviews conducted with law enforcement, service providers, legal representatives and trafficked persons to contextualize the variability in the way anti-trafficking work is conceptualized by stakeholders across the state. Additionally, I explore how conflicting organizational policies on the local, state, and federal levels impact stakeholder collaboration and complicate trafficked persons' attempts to navigate already complex processes of social/health services and documentation. Lastly, I provide policy recommendations that attempt to address the major issues associated with anti-trafficking work identified through the analysis of participant interviews.
Scholar Commons Citation
Dickey, Nathaniel, "More than "Modern Day Slavery": Stakeholder Perspectives and Policy on Human Trafficking in Florida" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.