SCIENTIFIC TASK FORCES  =  SOLUTIONS

THREE MAIN STEPS TO A COMPLETE SOLUTION


The three main steps to take to achieve a complete solution to the Human Trafficking problem are:

This discussion gives insight to the second step in the three main steps:

First it is important to understand that when we use the term "SCIENTIFIC TASK FORCE"  it is not in reference to a small group established across organizational boundaries as a "military task force"  or for example one that utilizes members from:   police - health inspectors - port authorities.

Such an example is a "OPERATIONAL  TASK  FORCE"  that goes out to solve Human Trafficking situations and rescue girls.  Such an operational task force is one of the current existing solutions that is utilized in a number of cities.

When we use the term   "SCIENTIFIC TASK FORCE"   we are utilizing the following definition:

A taskforce or task force is a special committee, usually of experts, formed expressly for the purpose of studying a particular problem. The task force usually performs some sort of an audit to assess the current situation, then draws up a list of all the current problems present and evaluates which ones merit fixing and which ones are actually fixable. The task force would then formulate a set of solutions to the problems and pick the "best" solution to each problem, as determined by some set of standards. Normally, the task force then presents its findings and proposed solutions to the institution that called for its formation; it is then up to the institution itself to actually act upon the task force's recommendations.

SCIENTIFIC TASK FORCES  =  SOLUTIONS

Why are TASK FORCES needed?  Let me give an example. In the 1970’s the enrollment in higher education was primarily only from new high school graduates. Higher education was facing a crisis.  The number of potential future high school graduates that were 18 years old and younger had already been born, and the numbers were declining.  This forecast a declining college population.  At that time it was estimated that up to 40% of the existing institutions would fail financially due to lack of enrollment for the next 15 years.  After that these institutions would be needed as the numbers of high school graduates would be sharply increasing.  Task Forces made up of very insightful individuals and a presidential commission were established.  The resulting PELL funding for increasing accessibility to higher education was created. Also, the concept of continuing education (getting the non-college educated segment of the population to come back to higher education)  was promoted.  The result was only a few institutions failed. A successful saving of educational institutions was accomplished, as well as a more educated society.

A similar approach will be effective in establishing a complete solution to the Human Trafficking problem.  Consider that high technology solutions exist to track those going to employment opportunities that may be actual trafficking situations.  If you have a dog that runs away, you can equip the dog with a GPS device to easily locate the run-away dog.  While my background in years past was in the high technology field of aerospace, I have for over 20 years been away from that field. However, smart people in that field can exchange ideas in a task force to develop solutions that none of us currently involved in the fight against Human Trafficking would think of because of our current lack of background.  The same group can invent high technology solutions in all of the Human Trafficking areas.  Thus all of the TASK FORCES will feed ideas to each other to build upon each groups' skills and background.

As you review the suggested full range of task forces to be established realize that each group will consider any feasible actual, tangible, legitimate solution to each of the Human Trafficking dimensions of rescue, rehabilitate, cut the demand, and stop girls from being captured or sold into Trafficking. Each task force will start with a large group of experts that are willing to contribute to the effort and their communication will be via a DELPHI process.  In this process  suggestions are made in the first communication round. In subsequent rounds the pro and con comments will be communicated regarding the suggestions.  After the DELPHI process a representative smaller  task force group will meet in person to finalize the recommendations.  The categories of TASK FORCE groups are shown in the following table

 

TASK FORCES

  • TECHNOLOGY
  • COMMUNICATIONS
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL
  • GOVERNMENT  HEADS
  • LEGAL – COURT
  • LAW  ENFORCEMENT
  • CHRISTIAN CHURCH
  • ETHICS
  • MAFIA TRAFFICKING
  • ANTI-TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS
  • TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

 

 

As a further discussion consider the communication that currently exists to convince girls in Eastern Europe not to go to an employment opportunity that may be Trafficking.  The Counsel at the U.S.A. embassy in Riga, Latvia would talk for an hour to a large assembly of girls about the dangers of taking a job that might lead to the captivity of Human Trafficking.  Then he would ask for questions at the end of the talk.  The questions would always be,  “Where is the best opportunity to get a job in the West?”   The girls had not heard or believed the lecture about the dangers.  The following is a poster that warns girls about the dangers of Human Trafficking, but the attitude of most girls when asked about the poster was;  “It won’t happen to me”. 

 

Like a doll

They  will  sell  you  like  a doll!

 

At conferences and Human Trafficking meetings we have lectured about the real dangers of taking a job in the West (Western Europe or the U.S.). After the lecture girls have come up to say;  “I was going to take a job in the West, but now I am reconsidering and will have the Anti-Trafficking police check to see if the job is real.  Yes,  different communication techniques do work, and the COMMUNICATIONS TASK FORCE will identify strategies that will keep girls from going to Trafficking situations.  

 

 

TASK FORCE SOLUTIONS

  • HIGH TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
  • COMMUNICATION  SOLUTIONS
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL  SOLUTIONS
  • GOVERNMENT POLICY SOLUTIONS
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT SOLUTIONS
  • JUSTICE (COURT) SOLUTIONS
  • ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS
  • CHURCH  (CHRISTIAN) SOLUTIONS
  • ETHICS OF DIFFERENT  SOLUTIONS

 

In the same way other TASK FORCES will be effective and the ANTI-TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE will review all the recommendations to identify solutions that apply to all of the Human Trafficking areas. The cross collaboration between TASK FORCES will synergize the results to go beyond the contributions of any specific task force.  These solutions are not currently available and identified as of today, and they will not be available in the coming short time frame.  However, if we do not take this approach and start to develop the TASK FORCES the problem is only going to become more gigantic.

Yes, this approach can and will generate the necessary real concrete solutions to the Human Trafficking problem. Then those involved in the fight against Human Trafficking can make real progress utilizing the real concrete solutions that will rescue, rehabilitate, cut the demand, and stop girls from being captured and/or sold into Trafficking.
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