- King County and Surrounding Areas
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $800,000)
The International Rescue Committee, Inc. in Seattle (IRC) proposes to strengthen trauma-informed services for victims of human trafficking in order to increase safety, independence, self-sufficiency, and well-being for victims of all forms of human trafficking in King County, Washington, and surrounding areas. Objectives include: 1) Victims of all forms of human trafficking receive comprehensive services that meet their individual needs; 2) Trafficking victims are identified and referred for appropriate services through collaborative engagement with and training for local partners; 3) Survivors are referred and connected to a comprehensive array of essential services; and 4) Data is collected and activities are evaluated, enabling IRC and OVC to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.
Specific activities to be performed by IRC under this award are: Provide intensive case management and access to comprehensive services for victims of all forms of human trafficking, either in-house or through community partnerships; Engage with and conduct training and public awareness activities for professionals and community members in order to improve their knowledge of human trafficking and their ability to identify and respond to victims; Sustain and enhance coordinated community response to survivors of human trafficking through ongoing partnership, connection, and referral to community services and resources; and Conduct data collection, assessment, and evaluation to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.
IRC’s proposed key deliverables and performance measures for project implementation are: 1) Number of new human trafficking victims served for the first time; 2) Total number of human trafficking victims served; 3) Number and type of services provided to victims of all forms of human trafficking; 4) Number of collaborative partners providing services to human trafficking victims; and 5) Number of trainings conducted; Number of participants attending trainings; and 6) Required reports completed.
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