Our 3-year strategy will focus on the Solution – Hold buyers who purchase humans for exploitation accountable, thereby decreasing the demand for Human Trafficking.
- identifies how the International Human Trafficking Institute (IHTI) will coordinate efforts and support partners to dramatically reduce human trafficking across metro Atlanta
- aligns with the ITHI’s intended objective of reducing demand
- uses multi-prong approaches of technology, training, public policy agenda & compliance, and outreach & education
- encourages collaboration and ownership amongst partners
- incorporates inputs from all participating partners
- addresses everyday Demand, as well as targeted efforts, to reduce demand at major events
are prioritized by impact on Demand reduction in the Metro Atlanta area
currently being executed by partners will be leveraged and shared across the Coalition as a best practice
will help to build a community culture of intolerance for buyers
Why focus on Demand?
Most efforts to combat human trafficking focus on solely on removing and restoring victims or stopping the traffickers.
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How We Got Here
The anti-human trafficking project team completed hours of online research and interviews with non-profit organizations and city representatives since January 2018.
The common themes pulled from successful anti-human trafficking efforts can included law enforcement prioritizing demand penalization, private sector involvement, coalition building, and technology utilization.
The development of the plan was a collaborative effort across many sectors in the metro Atlanta area.
Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee
Federal Bureau of Investigation
government and law enforcement:
Central Atlanta Progress
Atlanta Regional Commission
Dunwoody Police Department
Georgia Public Service Commission
Office of DeKalb County District Attorney
Georgia Attorney General
The Blank Family of Business
The Coca-Cola Company
Metro Atlanta Chamber
philanthropic & Non-profit:
Robert and Polly Dunn Foundation
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
Church Women United
Congregation Or Hadash
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Emory Candler School of Theology
Interfaith Children's Movement
National Council of Jewish Women - Atlanta Section
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
THE IHTI WILL CONTINUE TO CONVENE AND COLLABORATE WITH ITS PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE EXECUTION OF THE PLAN.
Strategic Plan Development Approach
- Captured baseline research and contextual insights via client interviews
- Facilitated stakeholder interviews for best practices, lessons learned, and outreach support
- Conducted online research to identify
- Attend local events and national webcasts to better understand the landscape for trafficking statistics and the partners working to combat statistics
- Designed multiple group activities, with agenda reviews from Accenture Design Thinking SMEs
- Facilitated three workshops for 60+ partners
- Compiled and synthesized outputs into themes
- Prioritized action items across a three-year timeline
- Consolidated action items, best practices, and workshop outputs into final deliverable
Our strategic plan was created in partnership with Accenture.