The problem of human trafficking has been in existence for many years, and it has various impacts on society, victims and the economy (Wheaton et al. 115). The victims experience torture, psychological and emotional suffering and health problems. Similarly, the victims suffer from bondage, isolation, fearfulness, the threat of exposure and abuse. The society in which the victims also belong suffer long-term psychological and emotional effects. Human trafficking also sets back the economy. For instance, if a country is unable to protect human trafficking it may face financial freezing from other developed economies. People also become very unproductive which affects the economy negatively (Wheaton et al. 116). This task explores how social services and law enforcement address or fail to address the needs of human trafficking.
Both the social services and the law enforcement are critical in advocating for the rights of the human trafficking victims (Wheaton et al. 125). For instance, the social services are essential in providing programs that help the human trafficking victims to recover and adapt an ordinary life. Social services also arrange for essential services such as food, shelter and clothing, medical, educational programs and transportation for the human trafficking victims. The legal enforcement agencies are also taking part in putting in place anti-trafficking laws to protect the rights of the victims. In most cases, the human trafficking victims are children and women. The US government, for instance, helps the victims to acquire the certification for foreign victims to enable them acquire access to federal fund benefits same as those accessed by the refugees. However, sometimes the legal procedures may be longer and subject the human trafficking to more suffering (Wheaton et al. 120).
In conclusion, the human services and the law enforcement agencies play significant roles in promoting the rights of the human trafficking victims. Social services offer a range of programs to make the life of the victims better. The laws enforce however can be slow in enforcing the rules that protect the victims.
Wheaton, E. M., Schauer, E. J., & Galli, T. V. (2010). Economics of human trafficking. International Migration, 48(4), 114-141.