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State-Level Activities
A recent search of existing sources for data related to human trafficking revealed few North Carolina agencies are collecting such data, and we found individual-level data available for analysis by Project NO REST were especially limited. We identified only one data source that collected statewide data and included a direct indicator of human trafficking: the child abuse and neglect report statewide database, which includes human trafficking as a maltreatment type. However, the human trafficking indicator was only recently added to the abuse and neglect report, meaning that few cases have been reported to date. Moreover this child welfare database is limited to child abuse and neglect reports, and therefore, does not included data on human trafficking involving children already in foster care or receiving other services. Further,this database does not collect data on children and youth receiving services from agencies other than DSS (e.g., juvenile justice or shelters for runaway and homeless youth), but who are not involved with the child welfare system.
Therefore, we recommend the establishment of a statewide, comprehensive repository for data concerning children and youth at risk of human trafficking. The information listed in Table 1 is reported at least annually by all public and private agencies serving youth at risk of trafficking, and additional information is collected on all youth served who are suspected victims of human trafficking. Including data for all youth served and not only those suspected of being involved in trafficking enables researchers not only to provide better estimates of the prevalence and incidence of trafficking in North Carolina but also to identify important predictors of trafficking.

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Excerpts from the Comprehensive Plan. For access to the report and its various sections in full, click here