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Does Interagency Collaboration in the Public Sector Increase the Effectiveness of Human Trafficking Enforcement?
Interagency collaboration in the public sector is necessary to increase the effectiveness of the anti-human trafficking collaborative effort. The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force (LARTF) is an example of recent efforts made by public agencies to increase the effectiveness of anti-human trafficking enforcement in the County of Los Angeles. This qualitative descriptive study seeks to examine the collaborative effort between the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Los Angeles County Probation Department (LACPD) by focusing on critical issues such as, governance, autonomy, mutuality, and administration. The semi-structured in-depth interviews of twenty public officials who are part of the LARTF effort will help measure its effectiveness. The results and findings of this study will determine if further enhancements are needed.