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Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit
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The purpose of the Human Trafficking Action Research Toolkit [PDF 1.5MB] is to provide information, strategies, tools, and other resources to help organizations and programs collect and interpret data in order to enhance their work. We created this toolkit to benefit the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded human trafficking program grantees; however, any victim service program wishing to conduct action research can benefit from the information and resources provided within this toolkit. This toolkit defines action research, explains why action research is important, and provides a detailed overview of the action research process over the course of five sections:

  • Choose a Focus and Partners
  • Generate Knowledge through Data Collection
  • Leverage Data to Develop an Action Plan
  • Implement the Action Plan
  • Reflect and Report

Each section contains:

  1. A brief overview of the step of the action research process;
  2. Potential challenges and solutions for that step of the process;
  3. Examples of action research projects; and
  4. Tools, templates, checklists, and other resources to help conduct action research.