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Dr. Michael Shively

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Senior Associate and Scientist

Abt Associates Inc
55 Wheeler St.
Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
United States

Company Description: Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international...   more

Employment History

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  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
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"Since the FOPP started in San ..., 17 Sept 2008 [cached]
"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.
According to Michael ..., 7 Oct 2014 [cached]
According to Michael Shively, founder of the - a Cambridge-based website that tracks actions against sex buyers across the US - the amount of arrests both state and nationwide haven't budged much since the mid-1990s, signaling that any changes in arrest ratios between men and women signal one of two things: a surge of local activity or a change in policing philosophy.
Many prostitutes return to the same areas after they are arrested.
"More arrests is typically a result of policy change or the magnitude of cases happening in a given city," said Shively.
In response to the need for ..., 1 Oct 2014 [cached]
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 and his 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.
Dr. Shively and his 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.
Abt Associates' Dr. Michael ... [cached]
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, 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.
"Businesses can't stay afloat if they ..., 15 Jan 2013 [cached]
"Businesses can't stay afloat if they don't have buyers, and that's what these efforts are about in over 900 U.S. communities-discouraging men from buying sex," said Michael Shively, Ph.D., developer of the website and senior associate in Abt's U.S. Health Division.
According to Shively, the idea to build the website was a result of Abt's nationwide assessment of sex trafficking demand-reduction efforts conducted for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) beginning in 2008. "We found hundreds of programs in the U.S. that were targeting the demand for commercial sex but most were operating in isolation. Staff from one program didn't often know about other programs in a neighboring state. We found through our research that police and community organizations and other stakeholders interested in ending sex trafficking and prostitution welcome the opportunity to learn what others were doing, and to share their information as well." offers detailed descriptions of anti-demand tactics employed throughout the U.S. as well as challenges faced by programs and how they overcame them. "This is a place where practitioners can find information that can help them start, improve or sustain initiatives," said Shively. The site also features a map of the U.S. with markers over areas of the country where programs are offered. Visitors to the site need only click on the marker to link to a description of the program or use the drop down menu to find programs and tactics.
The site also offers a wide range of resources about anti-demand tactics, including media coverage and interviews, and information on organizations and agencies working to end demand or provide survivor support, reference materials and a blog.
Anti-demand tactics appear successful, according to the evaluation and feasibility studies that Shively and his team conducted on the john school in San Francisco for NIJ between 2005-2008.
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