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NIJ Report: Prostitution Demand Reduction Strategies
A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts
To combat prostitution and human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, criminal justice
interventions and collaborative programs have emerged that focus on reducing demand for
commercial sex. ...
In October 2008 the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded a grant to Abt Associates Inc. to conduct a study, entitled A National Assessment of Sex rafficking Demand Reduction Efforts, intended to fill these gaps. The project was designed to develop a descriptive overview of antidemand tactics employed throughout the United States and to provide practitioners with actionable information to assist them in starting, improving, or sustaining initiatives.
To share what has been learned, the project has generated several key products, one of which is the
present report, A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts, which summarizes the research activities and presents Findings. Others include a website, entitled DemandForum.net, designed to expand upon the overview provided in this report and to provide assistance to practitioners and others in the form of information about the range of models and program structures implemented, obstacles faced, and how they can have been overcome. The website launch is planned for May, 2012.