Community Readiness: Can the Human Services Delivery System Meet the Needs of Human Trafficking Victims

By John Conahan and Eric Kyere.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies

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Published online: May 6, 2015 $US5.00

This study seeks to investigate whether social workers and human service organizations (agency directors) are knowledgeable of the issues associated with human trafficking victims. This investigation would help to determine if social service agencies are prepared to effectively assess and intervene in human trafficking cases. The results demonstrate the need for training concerning the magnitude of the problem and how to identify victims. Until funders and providers view the enormity of human trafficking in Pennsylvania, there will continue to be a lack of funding and resources, including a lack of anti-trafficking specific service providers in the community.

Keywords: Human Trafficking, Human Service Organizations

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.1-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 6, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1014.481KB)).

Dr. John Conahan

Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Social Work, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA

Eric Kyere

Student, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA