U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Case Management and the Victim of Human Trafficking: A Critical Service for Client Success, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
H. Clawson, N. Dutch — June 2008
This Issue Brief focuses on the importance of case management in working with international victims of human trafficking from the point of identification until a victim reaches self-sufficiency. The brief looks at the characteristics of an effective case manager along with the benefits not only to victims, but also other key stakeholders, including law enforcement and service providers. It also examines the challenges to effective case management and the implications for victim recovery. Topics discussed include: (1) Legislative Background and Understanding the Need for Case Management; (2) The Role of the Case Manager; (3) Challenges, Limitations, and Benefits to Case Management; (4) Benefits of Case Management for Victims, Law Enforcement, and Prosecutors; (5) Promising Approaches to Effective Case Management.