With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that-first and foremost-have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. This year, NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas:
1) Labor trafficking
2) Phased evaluation, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance.
3) Outcome evaluation of trafficking focused victim service providers
4) Develop a better understanding of traffickers
Strong applications that address human trafficking in the U.S. in a criminal justice context that fall outside these priority areas may also be considered.