SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL FOR GAO-17-624: Survey of Victim Service Providers

GAO-17-626SP, July 2017

This product is a supplement to HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Information on Cases in Indian Country or that Involved Native Americans (GAO-17-624).


GAO administered this web survey to victim service providers. The survey began on September 28, 2016 and we received all responses by December 2, 2016. It was sent to 315 organizations that received one or more fiscal year 2015 Department of Justice (DOJ) or Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grants that could be used to address human trafficking, or a fiscal year 2016 Project Beacon grant from DOJ intended to increase the quantity and quality of services available to Native American victims of sex trafficking who live in urban areas. The survey asked about the extent to which respondents had served Native American victims of human trafficking, the factors that affect the victims' ability to obtain services, and other topics. In an effort to be as comprehensive as possible, we surveyed service providers that received grants for which serving human trafficking victims was specifically named as an allowable use, as well as providers that received grants to serve Native American victims of any type of crime. We received 162 responses - a response rate of 51 percent. We found that victim service providers that had received grants for which serving human trafficking victims was named as an allowable use were more likely to respond.

Certain questions were asked only of some respondents, depending on their answers to prior questions; the number of respondents who were skipped out of questions is noted.

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Page Name Questionnaire Results
Introduction View View
Native American Trafficking Victims Served View View
Services Available for Native American Human Trafficking Victims View View
Accessibility of Services for Native American Human Trafficking Victims View View
Federal Assistance for Service Providers View View
Submit Your Final Responses to GAO View View


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