A Perfect Mix? Methods and Models for Mixing Services for Victims of Domestic Violence and Trafficking in Persons in Europe & Eurasia


Date of publication:  01 Jan 2008 Authors:  Susan Somach Publisher:  United State Agency for International Development Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

This document is the powerpoint presentation of the report “METHODS AND MODELS FOR MIXING SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS IN EUROPE & EURASIA” which is also included into the document library. This study, which builds on a 2007 report (“Examining the Intersection between Trafficking in Persons and Domestic Violence,” by Stephen Warnath), examines the types and availability of victim-centered services available for victims of domestic violence and of trafficking in the E&E region. “Methods and Models” focuses on the question of where services might be mixed and where they should remain distinct, taking into account legal and administrative issues, staff capacity, security and safety, as well as concerns regarding services that mix minors and adults and the issues of relations between victims of trafficking and those of domestic violence. The report also details different models for service provision, distinguishing between residential (e.g., communal, private, or multi-staged/combined) and non-residential (e.g., centralized service center versus non-centralized). The study concludes that mixing services is possible, and sometimes even helpful, but not always advisable, emphasizing that mixing services is a complicated task for which there is no “one-size-fits-all” model. The mixing of services must be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration victims’ profiles and needs, as well as the organization approach to victim services.

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