The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Evaluation Projects

About this Project

Funded by the Office for Victim’s of Crime (OVC), the anti-human trafficking projects aim to address gaps in services for identifying and supporting survivors of human trafficking in Ohio. The Salvation Army serves as a coordinator of a comprehensive service model in multiple Ohio regions. They interact with law enforcement, court systems, mental health and drug addiction service agencies, translation services, physical health services, legal aid services, and more. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.

RMT’s Role

RMT has served as part of a program evaluation team for The Salvation Army’s anti-human trafficking efforts for two OVC grants in Columbus, and for one OVC grant in Cincinnati. This work entails development of an evaluation plan, working with The Salvation Army staff to create evaluation outcome measures, reliability and validity tracking with the new evaluation measurement tools, data analysis and reporting, and working with the full evaluation team to ensure that progress is being made throughout the course of the grant.

An Assessment of Survivor Life Stability Over Time (NEW!!)

One of the evaluation tools we use for this project, which has been jointly developed by The Salvation Army’s Project Team and our team at The Ohio State University over the last few years, is called a Stability Assessment. This is a monthly assessment filled out by case managers about the survivors they are actively working with. Below is some basic information about the assessment and training materials. We ask that you email Michelle Hannan at The Salvation Army to let her know if you will be using the assessment tool or training materials. We are always striving to improve our evaluation practice, therefore, check back in for updates on this assessment tool and training materials.

The assessment measures 9 areas of life: General transportation, Employment/Income, Housing, Mental Health, Mental Health Services Access, Substance Use Impairment, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Access, Relationship Safety, and Legal Services Access. RMT has assisted The Salvation Army in providing training for partner organizations on the use of the assessment. The following materials are available and free to use: