A Fight Against Trafficking

Project NO REST (North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children) is the School’s major initiative to fight human trafficking (both labor and sex trafficking) of children, teens and young adults (to age 25) in our state.

With a special focus on those involved in the child welfare system, this project seeks to increase awareness, reduce the number of trafficking cases and improve outcomes for victims. Led by research professor Dean Duncan, the project has fostered an extensive network in which law enforcement, community agencies, nonprofits, businesses, schools and other partners collaborate to develop community-based, integrated efforts.

North Carolina is among the nation’s leading locations for human trafficking, a recognition that no one wants. Project NO REST began with five sites and is creating new resources that can be used statewide, including a toolkit and an infrastructure for sharing information and support.

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