The 2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation (NOST)
Is Now Underway!
The first launch began on July 5 and will continue through early September. Oversight Agencies who are distributing the NOST are starting at different times throughout this time period.
The second launch will begin in mid-September and include human trafficking survivors, service providers, additional transportation companies, federal partner(s), and our global contributors. If you did not get signed up as an Oversight Agency for the first launch to distribute the NOST to your employees or members, or if you are a service provider or human trafficking survivor who would like to participate in the second launch, please complete this brief form.
The survey link will not be posted for the general public because it is targeted to specific populations. Future NOS studies will include the general public.
Let's make a difference in the fight against human trafficking with comprehensive frontline data!
2021 National Outreach Survey for Transportation Team
Under the 2020 USDOT Combatting Human Trafficking in Transportation Impact Award
The NOST survey launch is July 5, 2021, during the month of July, highlighting World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Our data collection is unique in that we are focused on the survey respondent's experiences, knowledge, perceived challenges, and recommendations of counter-trafficking efforts in their frontline work across industry.
Each approved team member may be recognized for their participation in this study.
Why do we take the time to identify each Contributor to our National Outreach Survey studies? Because every contribution is important and far too many times, hard work and contributions are not always acknowledged in anti-trafficking work.
We are thankful to all of our Contributors! We are stronger when we work together!
Senior Research Team
Survivor Leader Advisory Council
We are committed to including a diverse population of Survivor Leaders that are lived experience experts who have been exploited through sex and/or labor trafficking. It is important for our Advisory Council to reflect the vulnerable and marginalized populations that are targeted by human traffickers. Our Advisory Council transcends across different races, religions, genders/identities, nationalities, disabilities, and Indigenous populations.
Transportation Institutes, Transportation Centers, and Universities
We are delighted to work with the following Transportation Institutes and Transportation Centers, which may include students that are pursuing their Masters or PhD. Undergrad students will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Click here to download the benefits of participation. We will continue adding Transportation Institutes/Centers and Universities once their participation is confirmed.
Director: Livia Miraglia, PhD
UFMG Human Trafficking Clinic
We would like to extend our appreciation to the following agencies, associations, organizations, and entities that have been approved to participate as an Oversight Agency (OA). Each OA will distribute a custom NOS for Transportation survey link to their employees/members. To those who are publicly recognized and to those who wish to remain anonymous, we thank you for engaging your employees/members in the NOS for Transportation. Are you interested in becoming an OA?
Click Here to download our Oversight Agency Overview. We will continue adding OA's once their participation is confirmed. For any OA that requests anonymity, we appreciate your participation among your employees/members.
Please note: In addition to UAS making the anonymized data available in a final report and on an open-source platform, each approved Oversight Agency will also receive an internal report of the anonymized data collected through their custom survey link. This internal report will allow each OA to reflect and inform their own counter-trafficking endeavors; however, only approved OA's will receive this internal report.
Associations & Unions
Companies & Agencies
Department of Transportation
List of States Participating
We appreciate the participation of the following state DOTs. We will continue adding DOTs as they are confirmed.
We will continue adding Working Group members once their participation is confirmed.
Policy Working Group
Considers the impact NOS data can have on legislation and make recommendations for updates to existing laws and development of new policies based on insights from the data.
Chair: Trayce Hockstad, JD
Co-Chair: Elizabeth Neal
Deb Niemeier, PhD
Transportation Outreach Working Group
Identifies key influencers in the transportation industry and connect with them for potential participation as an Oversight Agency (OA).
Chair: Silvana Croope, PhD
Co-Chair: Yvonne Chen
Truckers Against Trafficking
Busing on the Lookout
Airline Ambassadors International
Himan Hojat Jalali, PhD
Graziella Rocha, PhD
Data Visualization Working Group
Discusses the build-out of the open-source platform and the visualization for the final report. We want our data analytics and visuals to impact positive change.
Chair: Jeff Wagner
Matthew Hudnall, PhD
Forced Labor Working Group
Informs and ensures this study and final report reflects the impact of labor trafficking on adults and children.
Chair: Dr. Kezban Yagci Sokat
Co-Chair: Erin Albright
Hon. Judge Virginia Kendall
Micaela Cayton Garrido
Jill Bolander Cohen
Migdalia "Millie" Roman
Analytics Working Group
Analyzes the NOS data and/or contribute to authoring a segment of the final report. We anticipate that this will be our largest Working Group.
Chair: Chris Baglin, JD
Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD
Matthew Hudnall, PhD
Deb Niemeier, PhD
Andrew Tucker, PhD
Nathan Culmer, PhD
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD
Mingxin Li, PhD
Mar Brettman, PhD
Transportation Outreach Working Group Member
Intelligence Analyst for Homeland Security Investigations