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Survey: Human Trafficking Victim Restitution and Services-Prosecutor Study

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March 10, 2020, 12:46
David Scott
Survey: Human Trafficking Victim Restitution and Services-Prosecutor Study
March 10, 2020

Dear Potential Research Participant,

We need your expertise. We have identified that there may be opportunities in which health care provider medical record documentation may assist in you in investigating and prosecuting individuals accused of human trafficking. Additionally, we have identified instances when health care provider medical record documentation may be helpful in determining victims’ services and victim restitution for acute and long-term needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, health care, substance abuse rehabilitation, and mental health care.

Dr. Cathy Miller, The Honorable Hugo Martinez, and Dr. David Scott are conducting a study, Identifying Elements in Health Care Provider Medical Record Documentation to Assist in Prosecuting Human Traffickers and in Securing Victim Services and Restitution: A Delphi Study.

This study has been approved by the University of Texas at Tyler Institutional Review Board. Participation is purely voluntary and includes the completion of a brief survey relating to your needs as a Prosecutor.

The survey can be found at Human Trafficking Victim Restitution and Services-Prosecutor Study consent will be the first page of the survey. Your survey responses are anonymous unless you choose to be recognized as an expert panelist in any subsequent publication of the research findings. Once the data have been organized and analyzed, you will receive a summary of our findings. Furthermore, any you will be notified of any publication of the findings.

Please complete the survey by May 1, 2020.

The investigators include:
PI-Dr. Cathy Miller
cathymiller@uttyler.edu
Co-PI-The Honorable Hugo Martinez hugorm44@yahoo.com
Co-PI-Dr. David Scott
dscott@uttyler.edu

If you have any questions regarding this study or survey, please feel free to contact any of the listed investigators.

Risks of participation: No known risks
Benefits of participation: Your contribution will advance science and contribute to the education of physicians, nurses, and other health care providers’ knowledge of the medical record documentation needed to support bringing human traffickers to justice and the provision of victim services and crime victim restitution.

Thank you for your contribution to this important work. We thank you in advance for your participation. Without you, this study would not be possible. Please click the link above or below to get started.

Human Trafficking Victim Restitution and Services- Prosecutors Study

David M. Scott, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Criminal Justice & Public Administration
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75799
Office BUS Room #133
(903) 566-7414
dscott@uttyler.edu