Project NO REST (North Carolina Organizing and Responding to the Exploitation and Sexual Trafficking of Children), led by UNC School of Social Work, is a partnership that engages schools, agencies, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement, healthcare providers, businesses, and others in efforts to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking, including labor and sex trafficking.
To date, Project NO REST activities have helped to address needs in five areas of North Carolina, including 17 counties and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. The project’s primary focus is on children and youth who have been in the child welfare system in North Carolina, and its work extends to individuals of all ages. The U.S Children’s Bureau provided funding for the initial five years of Project NO REST.
Dean Duncan, Project NO REST Principal Investigator