This thesis explores the methodological approaches reintegration programs employ to assimilate trafficked persons back into the social, economic, and cultural norms of a community. Through content analysis of reintegration guides and a comprehensive theoretical analysis, this study identifies the common expectations concerning the needs trafficked individuals may have upon exiting their trafficked situations. Furthermore, this report examines the reintegration tactics utilized to address the social and economic vulnerabilities of trafficked persons. The results indicated in the process illustrate the general expectations service providers have of a post-trafficked individual. Frequent expectations include dependency, shame, low self-esteem, mental and physical health concerns, and others. According to the identified characteristics, reintegration programs apply particular methods in order to attend to these concerns. As a result of these findings, reintegration programs appear to focus on issues concerning the ability of a trafficked person to live independently while maintaining the social and cultural standards of mainstream society.


Matsuzawa, Setsuko


Sociology and Anthropology


Demography, Population, and Ecology | Other Sociology | Social Psychology


reintegration, human trafficking

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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