We discussed “Outcomes for Human Trafficking Survivors (OHTS) Instrument” with Dr. Stacey Cutbush and Samantha Charm from RTI International’s Division of Applied Justice Research.
This presentation described the development and testing of a tool to measure service outcomes for human trafficking survivors. This user-friendly, excel-based tool measures changes in feelings of safety, well-being, social connectedness, and self-sufficiency. The tool is relevant to programs serving minor and adult victims of sex and labor trafficking, and is available to service providers at no cost.
The Instrument, User Guide and Development brief can be found here: https://www.rti.org/focus-area/human-trafficking
The development guide can be found here: https://www.rti.org/sites/default/files/ohts_development_brief_version_1.pdf
About the Presenters
Stacey Cutbush (she/her) is a social scientist and directs the Victimization and Resilience Research Program in RTI International’s Division of Applied Justice Research. Dr. Cutbush has more than 15 years of experience conducting research with vulnerable populations. Her expertise spans the fields of violence and victimization, including human trafficking, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and teen dating violence. She leads and supports a range of human trafficking and victimization research, evaluation, and training and technical assistance projects, including the NIJ-funded study, Measuring Outcomes in Services to Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking; the OVC-funded Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, the NIJ-funded Measuring the Impact of Victim Services. Prior to engaging a career as a public health scientist, Stacey worked at a rape crisis center as a victim advocate and community educator. Her doctoral degree is from UNC’s School of Public Health.
Samantha Charm (she/her) is a public health analyst in the Victimization and Resilience Research Program in RTI International’s Division of Applied Justice Research. She has more than 8 years of experience in public health research and practice. Her areas of focus include victim services, human trafficking of minors and adults, child welfare, and sexual assault prevention. She currently supports a number of projects related to human trafficking including the Measuring Outcomes in Services to Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking study funded by NIJ and the Domestic Human Trafficking and Child Welfare project funded by ACF. Samantha holds a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina.