PAVE

Providing Avenues for Victim Empowerment

An innovative platform that facilitates best practices and creates a single screening, assessment, and referral process for victims of trafficking.

From screening through next steps, PAVE provides the tools to improve identification and response as a collaborative community. We can tailor PAVE to work within the context of each agency’s reporting and referral process. The platform consists of five customizable building blocks organizations can pick and choose from based on their needs.

The Building Blocks of PAVE

1. Screening Tools

Houses the initial screening & in-depth assessment allowing users to identify those at risk of being trafficked and to make the final determination that trafficking has occurred.

Initial Screening

Agencies likely to come in contact with victims (ex: hospitals, probation) use the initial screening tool to identify potential trafficking victims.

In-Depth Assessment

Trauma-informed professionals trained on trafficking leverage the in-depth assessment to determine whether and how the situation meets the definition of trafficking.

2. Case Management System

Includes a true case management system so users can manage their cases from intake to identification and response.

3. Collaboration Software for Referral-Making

Facilitates reporting and referral-making ensuring that victim/survivors are offered the help they need wherever they are, and contains a directory of victim services, best practices, & training materials so users know how to best serve victim/survivors and where else they can receive services.

This includes systematizing policies around information sharing, confidentiality, referrals, and mandatory reporting.

Responding

When the initial tool says that an individual is high-risk, we recommend a referral to a service provider to provide services & conduct an in-depth assessment. PAVE stores up-to-date information about available community services.

4. Training Platform

User training is embedded within the platform and access is provided during the onboarding process. Custom trainings can be provided upon request.

5. Automated Data & Statistics

Provides aggregate data reports to agency admins allowing agencies to meet reporting requirements with minimal burdens.

This includes data needed for grant reporting.

Impact

Individual

Individual

  • Less likely to fall through the cracks
  • Access to critical benefits, such as immigration relief and criminal record relief
  • Minimizes re-traumatization of telling the same story unnecessarily

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Community

Community

  • Funding to combat trafficking often requires measurement of need & impact – PAVE creates this data & makes it available to admin automatically
  • Thorough, built-in training
  • Up-to-date resources list for referrals
  • Customizable sharing settings to work for any team, partnership, & project

Agency

Agency

  • More streamlined referral & reporting processes
  • Empirical data to quantify the problem
  • Data & research necessary for raising awareness and justifying & guiding legislative change
  • Better understanding of issues & gaps

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A community effort.

Rooted in the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, or NHTTF efforts to better identify and respond to trafficking as a system, so that victims can get the help they need.

Identifying situations of violence and exploitation is a major challenge, but it is critical for survivors getting access to the help they deserve. We engaged in extensive R&D with our multi-disciplinary partners. This multi-year effort involved studying current community efforts to identify and respond to trafficking, reviewing dozens of existing screening tools, and developing an understanding of what would work. PAVE is the culmination of these efforts. Whether you’re a nurse or a parole officer, we equip you with the tools necessary to recognize situations of trafficking so you know what action to take.

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First, victims should only have to tell their story once -so they can work on their recovery rather than reliving negative events.

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Second, screening processes have to be streamlined, so service providers can focus on helping victims rather than paperwork. And they have to be confidential so victims are protected.

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Lastly, the screening process implemented in a way that allows rigorous evaluation, so we can continuously improve our systems as a community.

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