Resources for Elected Officials and Managers
Public Management Bulletin #12
This bulletin covers ways in which human trafficking can be viewed through the lens of local government.
Exploring the Intersections between Local Government and Human Trafficking: The Local Government Focus Group Project
Public Management Bulletin #15
Human trafficking is a human rights violation whereby traffickers force, fool, or frighten
others into performing labor or sex acts for profit. Trafficking is a multifaceted challenge requiring multidisciplinary and cross-jurisdictional approaches to prevention, intervention, and response.
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion by one person to compel another person to perform a profitable labor or sex act. This bulletin focuses on what labor trafficking is and how it shows up in North Carolina.
How to Fight Human Trafficking at the Local Level
Human trafficking, which is modern day slavery is often “hidden in plain sight.” Local interventions are an important piece of the puzzle to save trafficking victims, and dismantle the criminal networks, which are often involved in other types of illicit trade such as drugs and arms.
Case Study: Stopping Human Trafficking
North Carolina Shows How Local Government Staff Can Play a Pivotal Role in identifying and investigating indicators of human trafficking.