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Monday, April 25, 2022

National Institute of Justice Examines Experiences of U.S. Citizen Labor Trafficking Victims

      WASHINGTON – The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article about NIJ-supported research that studies how U.S. citizens experience labor trafficking victimization; the vulnerabilities that put them at risk for labor trafficking; and how some of these victims seek help or exit exploitative labor situations.

      The work described in this article was supported by NIJ funding awarded to the Research Foundation of the City University of New York to produce An Exploratory Study of Labor Trafficking Among U.S. Citizen Victims by Meredith Dank, Ph.D., Amy Farrell, Ph.D., Sheldon Zhang, Ph.D., Andrea Hughes, LMSW, Stephen Abeyta, Irina Fanarraga, Cameron P. Burke, Veyli Ortiz Solis.

      TITLE:  “Understanding and Characterizing Labor Trafficking Among
                    U.S. Citizen Victims.”

      AUTHOR:  National Institute of Justice

      HERE:  https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/understanding-and-characterizing-labor-trafficking-among-us-citizen-victims

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OFFICE:  nij.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Sheila Jerusalem at 202-598-0793 or [email protected]

Date Published: April 25, 2022