VICTIMS NO LONGER: RESEARCH ON CHILD SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL AND LABOR EXPLOITATION

Funder: National Institute of Justice

This project aimed to: 1) examine patterns of abuse of child victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation; 2) analyze the challenges service providers face in assisting them; and 3) identify best practices and treatment modalities used to facilitate rehabilitation of child victims of trafficking. The project was based on two primary data sources: 1) ethnographic interviews with child survivors of trafficking for sexual exploitation selected from among children currently in care in the United States; and 2) key informant interviews with service providers in the USCCB and LIRS refugee foster care and unaccompanied minors (URM) programs serving child victims of trafficking.