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.
|Commitee:||Corvin, Jaime, Greenbaum, Susan|
|School:||University of South Florida|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Cultural anthropology, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Federal/state policy, Health care access, Human trafficking, Immigration, Migrant health, Service provision|
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