The purpose of this thesis was to present a policy analysis of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. Specifically, this analysis examined the impact the TVPA had on the victims of sex trafficking. This project utilized David Gil’s (1992) analytic framework to evaluate the strengths and limitations of this policy. This analysis found that there have been some improvements in the prosecution of traffickers as a result of the passage of the TVPA. However, the analysis also suggests that there remain many issues and unintended consequences for victims of sex trafficking. For example, the requirement of the TVPA to involve the victim in the prosecution of their trafficker makes it difficult for some victims to come forward. Also, the return of victims of sex trafficking to their home country against their will continues to be a problem that the TVPA did not solve. The recommendations for social work practice, policy, and research are discussed.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Ranney, Molly, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Human trafficking, Sex trafficking, Tvpa|
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