Research Report Comprehensive Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Findings from Clients in Three Communities
Laudan Y. Aron, Janine M. Zweig, Lisa C. Newmark
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Many humans are trafficked across international borders for the purposes of labor or sexual exploitation. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) developed the Services for Trafficking Victims Discretionary Grant Program - Comprehensive Services Sites. The program provides direct services, such as legal and crisis counseling to assist victims once they are identified until they are certified to receive other federal benefits. Urban Institute researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with survivors and with key service providers in three evaluation sites. The in-depth interviews document victims service needs, their experiences using OVC-funded services, and barriers to services. They also provide a unique opportunity to listen directly to the voices of the victims.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Immigration
Tags Victims of crime Immigrant access to the safety net Human trafficking Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center