Michael Shively

Michael Shively is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates Inc., a public policy research firm. His work on human trafficking includes research for the U.S. Department of Justice, such as a current study of human traffickers, organizations, and facilitators, and completed studies of interventions designed to prevent commercial sex in the United States: the impact of the San Francisco’s “john school” program, and a national survey of local police efforts to address transnational crime, including human trafficking. For the Trafficking in Persons Office of the State Department, he conducted an evaluability assessment of South Korea’s national john school program. He currently operates the DemandForum.net website, documenting prostitution and sex trafficking prevention in over 1,100 communities throughout the U.S. Prior to his position at Abt, he served as Deputy Director of Research for the Massachusetts Department of Correction, was a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice Innovation, was on the faculty of the College of criminal Justice at Northeastern University, and served on the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force.

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