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  NCJ Number: NCJ 244678     Find in a Library
  Title: National Survey of Residential Programs for Victims of Sex Trafficking
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Jessica Reichert ; Amy Sylwestrzak
  Corporate Author: Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/2013
  Page Count: 37
  Annotation: This survey solicited information on residential programs for victims of sex trafficking in the United States, so as to share this information with other jurisdictions in an effort to better serve such victims.
  Abstract: There are 10 key findings. First, a total of 33 residential programs (682 beds) were found to be currently operating exclusively for trafficking victims, with 2 being in Illinois. Second, residential programs were open in 16 States and the District of Columbia; California had the most (9 residential programs). Third, the Western region of the Nation had the most residential programs for trafficking victims (59 percent). Fourth, 28 States had no residential programs for sex trafficking victims and no plans to open such programs. Fifth, most of the programs accepted both domestic and international victims (64 percent), and 36 percent were exclusive to victims of domestic sex trafficking. Sixth, most available beds in residential programs (75 percent) were designated for minor victims of sex trafficking. Seventh, of the surveyed programs, there were fewer than 28 beds for male victims of sex trafficking. Eighth, all but one of the residential programs reported they offer residential services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ninth, of the 37 operational facilities, 28 have aftercare services for the victims who leave the residential program. Tenth, 27 agencies indicated they would be opening a residential program for trafficking victims, offering a total of 354 more beds. 3 tables, 49 references, and appended survey form and listing of residential programs by State and with contact information
  Main Term(s): Victim services
  Index Term(s): Prostitution ; Prostitution across international borders ; Victim program surveys ; BJA grant-related documents ; Victim Service Programs ; Trafficking in Persons
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 08-DJ-BX-0034
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description ; Survey ; Report (Grant Sponsored)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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