- Greater Richmond (including the Counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, City of Petersburg, and Colonial Heights) to Charlottesville (including all of Albemarle County) Corridor
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $349,475)
The International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) Richmond proposes to expand IRC’s national network of services to victims of trafficking by providing trauma-informed, comprehensive services in the Greater Richmond (including the counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, City of Petersburg, and Colonial Heights) to Charlottesville (including all of Albemarle County) corridor in Virginia. Through this project, IRC Richmond will conduct needs assessments and training in three phases: first for IRC Richmond and Charlottesville staff, then to service providers throughout the Greater Richmond area and finally within the Charlottesville and Albemarle areas. A key outcome under the needs assessment and training plan will be the strengthening of policies and procedures for referral services where they exist (i.e., counties such as Henrico or Hanover), or the creation of the same in areas where they do not exist (i.e., Albemarle County). Additionally, IRC Richmond’s Case Worker will coordinate and oversee all services for up-to-30 victims of trafficking served under this program through the implementation of the collaborative and comprehensive model of service provision centered around trauma-informed intensive case management. Through this objective, IRC Richmond will expand its capacity to provide comprehensive services while simultaneously building a collaborative referral network of partners, all with the capacity to best serve victims of trafficking. Finally, using IRC’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) program and under the leadership of its Case Worker, IRC Richmond will measure the effectiveness of the program’s interventions through direct linkages to its goals and the individual milestones of each survivor. Data collected will not only be shared with all key stakeholders, but it will also serve as critical and consistent resource for state and national stakeholders who seek to better grasp the scale and depth of human trafficking in the proposed part of Virginia.