Using the Past to Inform the Future: Archival Data Analysis to Improve Evidence for Policy and Practice for Child Labor Trafficking Survivors in Sierra Leone
Child labor trafficking affects a significant amount of children in Sierra Leone; however, evidence of how identified victims are served and their outcomes after social service intervention are scarce. This study reviewed 3 years of archival client data for a residential child labor trafficking program, World Hope International (WHI). The case file review provided a foundation for a community-based participatory action model of collaboration between the researcher and WHI staff to improve and co-design program evaluation tools for the purpose of improving child labor trafficking survivors’ experiences within services as well as their long-term outcomes.
child labor trafficking, trafficking interventions, community-based participatory research
outcome assessment tools, biopsychosocial survivor outcomes