U.S. Department of Justice: Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking
Organizations funded under the Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking program will provide (directly and through partnerships) a comprehensive array of services that minor victims of human trafficking often require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing. Funded applicants will be expected to serve minor victims of sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking. They will also be expected to integrate into programming developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practices widely accepted in other child- and youth-serving systems.
A child-centered and trauma-informed approach will help ensure that minor 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 work toward identifying and achieving their personal goals. This approach supports the process of informing victims about their options and helping them work with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement in the prosecution of the trafficker, as appropriate for children and youth.
The goal of the Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking program is to promote the availability of effective, tailored services for minor victims of human trafficking and their families to support their recovery and healing after the crime. Funded applicants will:
- Identify a comprehensive array of services that minor victims of human trafficking require to address their needs for safety, security, and healing
- Ensure that minors who have been trafficked are identified and referred for appropriate services
- Document the progress of the project
This program places a priority on funding direct services provided by organizations with the capacity to implement a highly collaborative and comprehensive service model, engaging all appropriate community resources, to address the needs of minor victims of all forms of human trafficking. Applicants must demonstrate that a coordinated, community-wide approach will be used to leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of a comprehensive array of services for all minor victims identified through this initiative.
Amount: Approximately $20,000,000 is available to make up to 40 awards up to $500,000 for a performance duration 36 months.
Eligibility: States, territories, units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribal governments, and nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (including tribal nonprofits).
Applications will be considered under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees). The applicant must be the entity that would have primary responsibility for carrying out the award, including administering the funding and managing the entire project.
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