E. Good Intentions, But Has There Been Progress?
Since 2000, the federal government has spent more than $700 million in its effort to combat human trafficking around the world. While still substantial, a much smaller sum of approximately $225 million has been spent to help victims in the United States. But the problem continues to grow, in particular among domestic victims, where Native American women and girls are disproportionately represented. Why have ten years of vigorous efforts and millions of dollars failed to curtail this phenomenon?