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Researcher-Survivor-Ally Evaluation of the Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking, Draft Final Summary Report

NCJ Number
254009
Date Published
Author(s)
Alexandra Lutnick, Minh Dang
Annotation
This Draft Final Summary Report covers the purpose, methodology, findings, and implications of the Research-Survivor-Ally Evaluation of San Francisco’s Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking.
Abstract
In March 2013, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee launched the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking. The purpose of the Task Force was to review current efforts to improve the City’s response to human trafficking and identify gaps in services for survivors. Task Force participants included representatives from social service organizations, law enforcement, community-based organizations, philanthropic and advocacy groups, and concerned citizens. Much of the Task Force’s work was led by social service providers. The City’s Department on the Status of Women (DOSW) staffed the Task Force. To date, the Task Force has not received federal funding. RTI International, in partnership with MD Consulting, conducted a researcher-survivor-ally participatory process evaluation of the Task Force. People who had experienced a severe form of human trafficking were represented at all levels of the research process. The evaluation’s goals were to assess components of Task Force implementation through a comprehensive process evaluation and create and research infrastructure that supports the intellectual and career development of people who have experienced trafficking. This report addresses the evaluation’s research design, data analysis, findings, and implications for policy and practice. The latter section of the report focuses on the Task Force process, levels of collaboration, data of the San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney‘s Office, and peer research infrastructure. 4 tables
Date Created: November 3, 2019