Coming Into Focus: How the US Government Can TIP the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a transnational crime and is the second largest criminal industry in the world, second only to drug trafficking. Yet, for every $32 a human trafficker earns, the U.S. Government spends only ten cents fighting them.

Recognizing the need for an efficient use of targeted resources, ATEST recommends the launch of an innovative “focus country” approach to combating TIP. The focus country model is designed to implement comprehensive strategies to prevent TIP, prosecute perpetrators, and protect and reintegrate victims and vulnerable populations.

Check out ATEST’s recommendations to implement this approach:

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