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Abt Associates Inc
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Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt
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"Since the FOPP started in San ...
"Since the FOPP started in San Francisco in 1995, more than 40 communities in the U.S. have implemented 'john' schools, and another 40 communities are considering or planning to do so," said Michael Shively, Project Director at Abt Associates.
Massachusetts arrest numbers â€" similar ...
Massachusetts arrest numbers â€" similar to national trends â€" havenâ€™t budged much since the mid 1990s, says Michael Shively, founder of the Cambridge-based Demandforum.net, a website that tracks actions against sex buyers across the US.
Thatâ€™s because it is easier and less costly to focus on the supply side of the sex trade equation, Shively
Abt Associates' Dr. Michael ...
Abt Associates' Dr. Michael Shively is recognized for the report he and his team developed for the National Institute of Justice on commonly used and innovative programs and tactics to reduce demand for commercial sex.
A news story about combating prostitution in San Bernardino County, California quoted Abt Senior Associate Michael Shively, who manages DemandForum.net, a site listing the more than 900 city and county initiatives in the U.S that aim to combat prostitution by getting men to stop buying sex.
In response to the need for ...
In response to the need for more information, the NIJ awarded Dr. Michael Shively, a senior research associate at Abt Associates, a research grant to fill the knowledge gaps and create a publically available compendium for law enforcement agencies considering or implementing demand reduction strategies in their jurisdiction.
In a report, A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts, Dr. Shively
colleagues conducted extensive literature reviews, surveys, and interviews with law enforcement agencies around the United States to identify commonly used and innovative programs and tactics to reduce demand.
colleagues have continued to compile data about demand reduction strategies in U.S. jurisdictions and currently have information from more than 1,000 jurisdictions in their database.
Michael Shively, Abt ...
Michael Shively, Abt Associates senior associate, said during an interview that a 2011 Massachusetts law that increased penalties on men convicted of paying for sex with women has not had the expected impact on the commercial sex trade, partly because police efforts have been hampered by inadequate funding and manpower and a lack of follow-through in the courts.
A decline in the conviction of prostitution solicitors in Massachusetts has a few causes, including the migration of prostitution from street corners to the internet and private homes, said Michael Shively, PhD, senior associate at Abt Associates.
manages a research web site for Abt Associates
- DemandForum.net - which offers offer comprehensive information on the more than 900 city and county initiatives in the U.S that aim to combat prostitution by getting men to stop buyin...
11/17/13 - Abt Researcher Interviewed by WGBH (Boston) on Combating Prostitution WGBH News
Michael Shively, PhD, senior associate at Abt Associates, was interviewed on WGBH-TV about his research tracking methods of curbing demand for prostitution.
A news story about the reasons fewer men say they are paying for sex quoted Michael Shively, Abt Associates senior associate.
said in the era of Internet hacking, prostitution clients may just be more worried about their answers being released, even on an anonymous survey.
Abt Associates Senior Associate Michael Shively, in an on-air interview, spoke about the police tactic of discouraging prostitution by sending letters to men observed in a neighborhood with high rates of prostitution.
A feature story about a rehab program for prostitutes in Dallas, Texas quoted Abt's Michael Shively, a senior associate in Abt's U.S. Health Division and expert on sex trafficking.