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Queens Community Justice Center: Queens HOPE Expansion

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $450,000)

The Center for Court Innovation (Center)/Fund for the City of New York proposes to enhance and expand Queens HOPE (Heal, Overcome, Prosper, Empower), a trauma-informed, survivor-centered program for young people, ages 12-18, who are at-risk of or are victims of trafficking. The program, operated by the Center’s Queens Community Justice Center, located in Jamaica, Queens, in New York, will expand services to the Center’s new Far Rockaway, Queens site. The main goals of the program are to provide direct specialized services and diversion programs for Queens youth who are victims of sex and/or labor trafficking or are at risk for human trafficking due to past or current victimization to meet their treatment needs, prevent re-traumatization and further justice system involvement, and educate stakeholders to increase awareness and identification of sex and/or labor trafficking involving youth.
Date Created: November 9, 2021