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After Rescue: Evaluation of Strategies To Stabilize and Integrate Adult Survivors of Human Trafficking to the United States

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Elzbieta M. Gozdziak Ph.D., B. Lindsay Lowell Ph.D.
This project examined comprehensive case management services from 2006 to 2011 for foreign-born adult survivors of trafficking for forced labor, domestic servitude, or sexual exploitation, which is a transnational crime that victimizes men, women, and children.
The examined services were funded by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) Program of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) under the Per Capita Reimbursement Contract administered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This report is a summary of the analysis of data collected by USCCB and augmented by field research with selected programs. This study’s goal was to provide a better understanding of the characteristics of trafficking survivors and the effectiveness of interventions intended to enhance their well-being. Fifty-three percent of survivors assisted under the Per Capita program were women, and 75 percent were trafficked for labor, 18 percent for sexual exploitation, and 7 percent for both. Among survivors from the Americas, 70 percent were female; however, Thailand and India both recorded over 90 percent of survivors as men. Almost half of survivors from Central America and approximately one-quarter from Europe were trafficked for sexual exploitation; the majority of African survivors were trafficked for labor exploitation. Most survivors were from Mexico, Thailand, India, and the Philippines. The majority of survivors were residing in Florida, New York, California, Mississippi, and Texas. Findings on the impact of survivor services under the Per Capita Reimbursement program indicate that it improved the measured stability of the survivors. Meeting overall client needs improved outcomes, confirming the model of case management. 5 tables and 14 references
Date Created: April 27, 2016