By Shanna Thompson

Consider joining us in discussing different topics related to program evaluation.

October's presentation will be held on Oct. 20, 2023 from Noon to 1 p.m.
If you would like to join us, please email us at cpe@uml.edu for the Zoom link.

Examining the Cross-Country Item-Response Properties of an Attempt to Measure Human Trafficking Victimization
Presented by Jason Rydberg, Associate Professor,  School of Criminology and Justice Studies and Co-Director of Center for Program Evaluation

The measurement of service needs and victimization prevalence are key components in designing and assessing the impact of anti-human trafficking interventions. To date, there have been few attempts to develop systematic measures of human trafficking victimization. A recent multi-site prevalence study (Prevalence Reduction Innovation Forum -or PRIF) developed a 12-item measure of trafficking victimization to be used across multiple countries. This research presents preliminary findings examining the item response properties of the PRIF instrument for measuring labor trafficking victimization among domestic workers in Morocco, Tanzania, and Tunisia. Results suggest a multi-dimensional structure for trafficking victimization, with notable country to country variation.

The mission of the Center for Program Evaluation (CPE) is to conduct research on program evaluation methods as well as to offer evaluation planning, consulting, training and services for the university, regional and global community. CPE offers program evaluation services that support the university’s missions of research, teaching, and service to the community and industry for both faculty and students.