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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!

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Introduces the

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.

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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.

Our Collaborative Research Model for this study includes 5 groups:

1) Senior Research Team (Quick Access)

2) Survivor Leader Advisory Council (Quick Access)

3) Transportation Institutes/Centers and Universities (Quick Access)

4) Oversight Agencies (Quick Access)

5) Working Groups (Quick Access)

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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
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Christi Wigle

UAS CEO and Lead Principle Investigator

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Christine Baglin, JD

Co-Principal Investigator

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James Galanis, PhD

Senior Research Advisor

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Silvana Croope, PhD

Research Investigator

Alabama Transportation Institute

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Thomas Samuel, PhD

Research Associate

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The Avery Center

Research Associate

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Ron Perrilloux

Senior Advisor for
​Global Government Relations

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Kristen Joyner

Director of Communications

KJ Backpack Consultants

 
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. 

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Ronny Marty

Former Member of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking

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Jessa Crisp

Co-Founder and Executive Director

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Jeri Moomaw

Executive Director

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Christine McDonald

Internationally recognized Author, Speaker, Consultant

Proud Sponsor of the NOST Survivor Survey

We appreciate the following Sponsor of our NOST Survivor Survey.

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Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the NOST research team here.

 
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.

Deputy Director: ​Steven Jones, PhD
ATI Website

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Deputy Executive Directo​r: ​Hilary Nixon, PhD
MTI Website

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Director: ​Eric Jackson, PhD
CTSRC Website

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Director: Steven Polunsky
ATPRC Website

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Director: ​Deb Niemeier, PhD
MTI Website

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Director: Billy Terry
Rutgers NTI Website

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Director: Livia Miraglia, PhD
UFMG Human Trafficking Clinic

Federal Partners
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Oversight Agencies

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
Oversight 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. 

 
Working Groups

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
Members:
Deb Niemeier, PhD
​Christine McDonald 
​Cynthia Moreno

Chris Baglin

Kristen Joyner

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
​Members: 
Amy Storer
Rosemarie Bruckner
Truckers Against Trafficking
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ECPAT USA

​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                            
​Members: 
​Michael Pack

Matthew Hudnall​, PhD

Kay Chernush

Forced Labor Working Group
​Informs and ensures this study and final report reflects the impact of labor trafficking on adults and children.
Chair: Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD

Co-Chair: Erin Albright

Members:

Hon. Judge Virginia Kendall

Jessa Crisp

Micaela Cayton Garrido

Resham Sethi

Ronny Marty

Jill Bolander Cohen

Migdalia "Millie" Roman

Tamar Foster

Melissa Gomez

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
Members: 

Kezban Yagci Sokat, PhD

Matthew Hudnall, PhD
Deb Niemeier, PhD

Andrew Tucker, PhD

Marisa Auguste

Nathan Culmer, PhD

Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD

Mingxin Li, PhD
​Mary Adams

Cynthia Moreno

Mar Brettman, PhD

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​Policy Working Group Chair

Legal Research Associate
University of Alabama

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Elizabeth Neal

​Policy Working Group Co-Chair

International Analyst
TSA

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Christine McDonald

Policy Working Group Member

NOST Survivor Leader Advisory Council Member

Internationally recognized Author, Speaker, Consultant

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Policy and Analytics Working Group Member

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Forced Labor Working Group Co-Chair

Founder and Executive Director
New Frameworks

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Analytics Working Group Member

Driver Behavior Analyst
Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (
CTSRC)

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Jeff Wagner