Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls

The Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls, meeting in December, is charged with reviewing the state of the literature of theory, research, and practice relevant to the trafficking of women and girls, and producing a report summarizing its findings.  This review will include definitions, prevalence, nature, psychological, physical, and social effects, prevention, identification, intervention, and recommendations for future research, training, practice, and policy. The empirically based conclusions and recommendations of this task force will be disseminated to inform the development of a broad range of policy at various levels.

Members of the task force include Mary C. Burke, PhD; Rita Chi-Ying Chung, PhD; Michelle Contreras, MA; Melissa Farley, PhD; James O. Finckenauer, PhD; Deborah Hume, PhD; Marsha B. Liss, PhD, JD; Terri D. Patterson, PhD; Alexandra Pierce, PhD; and Nancy M. Sidun, PsyD, ABPP, ATR.