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Queering the Support for Trafficked Persons: LGBTQ Communities and Human Trafficking in the Heartland

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dc.contributor.author Schwarz, Corinne
dc.contributor.author Britton, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-08T21:32:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-08T21:32:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Schwarz, Corinne; Britton, Hannah. (2015). Queering the Support for Trafficked Persons: LGBTQ Communities and Human Trafficking in the Heartland. Social Inclusion: 3(1), 63-75. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/article/view/172/pdf_16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1228
dc.description.abstract Human trafficking justice centers on the “Three Ps” model of prevention, protection, and prosecution. While protection and prosecution efforts have been moderately successful, prevention remains elusive, as “upstream” structural factors—class, gender, and sexuality inequalities—remain difficult to target. Individuals who are affected by these factors are not fully served within linear service frameworks. Based on a 12-month study in Kansas City, we find that service providers recognize the limitations of a “one-size-fits all” approach. Using a public health model, our research team conducted a public health surveillance, explored risk and protective factors, and facilitated organizational self-assessments of services. Our findings support a prevention approach that supports a survivor-centered model, which creates new, non-linear or queered avenues of agency and community for trafficking survivors. This model allows survivors to make use of services in moments of vulnerability and opt out of others in moments of resilience. Given the systematic cuts in funding that have affected service providers,this research contends that prevention is cheaper, more effective, and more ethical than relying on prosecutions to curb trafficking. Developing a model that fosters survivor empowerment is a key step toward individual justice and survivor resilience for vulnerable and marginalized populations. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Social Inclusion en_US
dc.subject Theoretical Model en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Victim Needs en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Special Populations en_US
dc.subject Underserved Populations en_US
dc.subject Forced Labor en_US
dc.subject Trafficking in Persons en_US
dc.subject Human Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Commercial Sexual Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Protective Factors en_US
dc.subject Survivors of Harm en_US
dc.subject Survivors of Trauma en_US
dc.subject Rehabilitation en_US
dc.subject Recovery en_US
dc.subject Public Health en_US
dc.subject Gender Identity en_US
dc.subject Sexual Orientation en_US
dc.subject Sexual Minorities en_US
dc.subject Lesbian en_US
dc.subject Gay en_US
dc.subject Bisexual en_US
dc.subject Trans en_US
dc.subject Transgender en_US
dc.subject Queer en_US
dc.subject Victim Services en_US
dc.subject Culturally Specific en_US
dc.subject Culturally-tailored en_US
dc.title Queering the Support for Trafficked Persons: LGBTQ Communities and Human Trafficking in the Heartland en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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