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.
NIJ is interested in research projects addressing both sex and labor trafficking. NIJ is particularly interested in research responding to the following priority areas:
- Labor trafficking.
- Demand reduction research.
- Research to identify the health and wellness effects of trafficking victimization.
- Profiling recruitment tactics.
Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $2,568,008
A National Assessment of Demand Reduction Efforts, Part II: New Developments in the Primary Prevention of Sex Trafficking
Identification of Effective Strategies to Disrupt Recruitment of Victims in Human Trafficking: Qualitative Data, Systems Modeling, Survivors and Law Enforcement
Understanding the Physical and Psychological Health and Wellness Needs of Minor Sex Trafficking Victims
Understanding What Works in the Successful Identification, Investigation, and Prosecution of Labor Trafficking Cases in the United States
It may. NIJ would expect the applicant to provide the rationale for tying the proposed research to the goals of the solicitation.
Language regarding priority areas on page 6 has been modified.
The statement “Research to identify the short- and long-term physical and physiological effects...” under priority area three on page 6 was revised to “Research to identify the short- and long-term physical and psychological effects…”