Requesting Your Comments: Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program Data
Excerpted from the Federal Register:
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to collect data for the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Program (DVHT). The DVHT Program is inclusive of three distinct programs: The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking and Services Outreach Program, Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program, and the Strengthen the Health Care Response for Victims of Human Trafficking Program grants. The data collection instruments are intended to collect information for all three DVHT programs.
Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
Description: The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program to assist United States citizens and lawful permanent residents who are victims of severe forms of trafficking (22 U.S.C. 7105(f)). OTIP will award cooperative agreements to implement the DVHT program, which will include: (1) The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking and Services Outreach Program, (2) Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Program, and (3) the Strengthen the Health Care Response for Victims of Human Trafficking Program. Through the DVHT program, grantees will provide comprehensive case management to domestic survivors of severe forms of human trafficking in a traditional case management, Native community, or health care setting. The intent of the program is to connect survivors with the services they need to improve their lives and health outcomes.
OTIP proposes to collect information to measure grant project performance, provide technical assistance to grantees, assess program outcomes, improve program evaluation, respond to congressional inquiries and mandated reports, and inform policy and program development that is responsive to the needs of victims.
The information collection captures information on participant demographics (e.g., age, sex, and country of origin); types of trafficking experienced (e.g., sex, labor, or both); types of enrollment; types of services requested and provided, along with their cost; barriers to service delivery; subrecipients enrolled into the grantee's network; victim outreach activities; and the types of training provided to subrecipient organizations or other partners.