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NCJ Number: 250300 Find in a Library
Title: Stabilizing Foreign-Born Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-IJ-CX-0026
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Summary)
Format: Article; Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This NIJ authored article details a grant project that examined comprehensive case management services provided to foreign-born adult survivors of trafficking from 2006 to 2011.
Abstract: This project examined comprehensive case management services provided to foreign-born adult survivors of trafficking from 2006 to 2011. The goal of the study was to better understand the characteristics of trafficking survivors and the efficacy of interventions in stabilizing their well-being. These programs were funded by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the Per Capita Reimbursement Contract administered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Researchers grouped their findings into three analytical categories: an analysis of the victims served in the program that showed a surprising number of women receiving services had experienced labor exploitation (75 percent) as opposed to sexual exploitation (18 percent) and a smaller share (7 percent) had experienced both; fieldwork that the research team conducted with the USCCB’s former service providers that provide a rich discussion of the challenges and changes that service providers faced during the period; and findings focused on the central question of what factors contributed to “stabilization” of victims and the length of time it took victims to stabilize in which gender, age and country of origin influenced the length of time it took victims to stabilize. The most significant findings concerned the crucial role of individual service plans, the greater the ability of victim service providers to identify and address the specific and individualized needs of victims, the greater the chance that the victim would stabilize.
Main Term(s): Trafficking in Persons; Victim Service Programs
Index Term(s): National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Program evaluation; Services effectiveness; Victim profiles; Victim services
Note: This article is based on the grant report "After Rescue: Evaluation of Strategies to Stabilize and Integrate Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking to the United States" (NCJ 249672).
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