Our Research

RESEARCH

Research with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

Producing evidence-based anti-trafficking research grounded in objective, verifiable, and replicable data.

OUR APPROACH TO RESEARCH

  • COMMUNITY-BASED

    LCHT utilizes a Participatory Action Research approach to foster community action. This recognized form of research focuses on the effect of the researcher’s direct action of practice within a participatory community with the goal of improving the performance quality of the community or an area of concern.

  • COLLABORATIVE

    LCHT promotes diverse research participation among academics, activists, community service providers, law enforcement, survivors, and volunteers. We also integrate the expertise of coalitions, organizations, and individuals working on the ground in the anti-trafficking movement and related fields, as they are the most appropriate to inform promising practices.

  • TOWARD A SOLUTION

    Where solutions to human rights issues often tend to be short-term, band-aid fixes, LCHT’s research instead seeks to create systemic solutions that accelerate long-lasting change by developing a clearer understanding of what is working in the field. We seek to identify promising practices in anti-trafficking and share them with our partners.

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