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IRC Seattle Enhancing Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
15POVC-21-GG-04186-HT
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • King County and Surrounding Areas
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
WA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$800,000

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.

Date Created: December 13, 2021