For survivors, Justice is more About healing and Preventing Future Trafficking!
Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, when we to raise awareness about human trafficking, and promote and protect the rights of trafficking victims.
While agencies are committed to prosecuting and punishing those who illicitly trade in human beings, NIJ research offers new insights on trafficking justice, including finding that most survivors favor prevention and victim healing over incarceration of perpetrators.
Findings from this research may help prosecutors better understand the complexity of the relationship between survivors and their traffickers, which may factor into how they interact and work with trafficking survivors throughout the course of trials involving traffickers.
In an article, we offer a summary of this research effort, including three alternative models of justice and seven recommendations for justice practitioners.