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Recommendations for Practitioners Evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

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Paige Thompson ; Evelyn F. McCoy ; Jeanette Hussemann; William Adams ; Krista White ; Roderick Taylor
Date Published
June 2022

Based on an evaluation of the Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Forces to Combat Human Trafficking, this report presents recommendations for practitioners engaged in anti-human trafficking task forces.


The Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program funded task forces are composed of law enforcement officials, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other stakeholders at the local, state, and federal levels. The current report presents recommendations derived from the Urban Institute’s 10-site evaluation of ECM task forces across the United States. The recommendations presented are derived from task force stakeholders’ responses to interview questions about task force recommendations and best practices. Respondents summarized recommendations across four categories, including structure, operation, and funding of ECM task forces; collaboration among stakeholders, survivor engagement and service provision; and task force training, focus, and activities.