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U.S. Department of Justice: Comprehensive Services for Victims of All Forms of Human Trafficking

Deadline: June 1, 2015

The primary goal of this program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high quality services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims. This solicitation will provide funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing services for victims of human trafficking. Funding under this program will support comprehensive services for all victims of human trafficking. Funding will also support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities.

Applicants are expected to provide a comprehensive service model that includes a wide variety of services that victims of human trafficking often need in order to address their needs for safety, security, and healing, either in-house or through community referrals. The model includes the development of individualized service plans that are tailored to meet victims’ needs. In coordination with a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach, the comprehensive model ensures that victims of human trafficking have the opportunity to make informed decisions about the support they need to work through the impact of the crime, address the issues that shaped the trafficking situation, and identify and achieve their personal goals. The model supports a process that informs victims about their options and helps them work with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement in the prosecution of the trafficker.

Intensive case management is central within the comprehensive service model, as it ensures that victims have support in accessing a variety of services that are coordinated across multiple systems. It ensures the provision of “wraparound services” that meet victims where they are and helps to express their choices while working through the trauma of the situation and interacting with the necessary local and federal partners.

Amount: Approximately 10 awards of $750,000 each for a 3-year project period will be made.

Eligibility: States, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior), units of local government, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).

Link: http://ojp.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/OVC_FY15_Comprehensive_Services_508.pdf

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