Thursday, June 12, 2014

Validated Tool to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking

NIJ-funded Researchers Create Validated Tool to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking
Developed over the last seven years in collaboration with 11 victim service organizations, the Vera Institute of Justice's Trafficking Victim Identification Tool has been tested with a diverse sample of potential victims of trafficking and found reliable in predicting labor and sex trafficking. The tool is divided into a long and short version, both statistically reliable.
Vera has also developed a guide to provide users with recommendations on how to build trust with potential victims, maintain confidentiality, and use the tool correctly. When properly used, the tool could give victim service providers, law enforcement and legal, healthcare, and social service providers with a standard means of identifying victims of human trafficking.

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