New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission: State Human Trafficking ServicesDeadline: June 27, 2018
The State Human Trafficking program will support organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking. The focus is on identifying services and that will fill significant gaps to assist all victims of human trafficking. The purpose is to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized services available to assist victims of human trafficking.
Funding will support contractors to provide the following services:
1. Housing services. Addressing a range of housing options including, but not limited to: emergency shelter, short-term housing assistance, transitional housing, and/or rapid re- housing. For the purposes of this program, all housing services offered are intended to help victims achieve self-sufficiency and transition into safe, affordable, and sustainable housing. All proposed specialized shelter programs must be operational and structured in a way to maintain sensitivity to specific types of victims, such as persons with disabilities. Additionally, applicants that propose any specialized housing and shelter program must be able to demonstrate a history of providing housing and shelter services. Applicants should provide information about whether client participation in the proposed program is voluntary or mandated.
2. Economic and/or education services. Examples of allowable programs include, but are not limited to: care and support, loss of wages, vocational/skills training, financial counseling, job readiness assistance, education programs, and assistance with educational and professional certifications.
3. Mental health services. Programs include, but are not limited to: evidence-based practices, treatment, and trauma-informed and recovery support services. Services such as care coordination, peer support, and integrated mental health and substance use, as well as medical services and medicine men, may be included. All services and programs need to be trauma-specific.
4. Substance abuse services. Programs include, but are not limited to: evidence-based practice, treatment, and trauma-informed and recovery support services. Services such as care coordination, peer support, medication-assisted therapies, and integrated mental health, substance use, and medical services must be included.
5. Legal services. Comprehensive legal services, addressing the range of legal issues that arise from the victimization, may be provided in-house or through referrals to community partners. Examples of allowable services include, but are not limited to: immigration assistance; assistance with civil legal remedies, such as family law (including divorce, custody, and child support; emancipation, dependency, or guardianship; and family reunification); protective orders; employment law (including wage and hour claims); public benefits access; crime victims’ rights enforcement; and other civil legal remedies and legal resources available.
Amount: A total of $135,000 is available. One or multiple contracts will be awarded.
Eligibility: Governmental, tribal, and nonprofit victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking.
Note: A pre-recorded webinar is available on the New Mexico Crime Victim Reparation Commission’s website (see link above). This workshop is not mandatory but applicants are encouraged to watch.