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Combat human trafficking through collaboration between law enforcement and service providers in conducting proactive investigations of any and all allegations of human trafficking

Award Information

Award #
15POVC-21-GK-04070-HT
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • 17 Counties within the Western District of New York
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
NY
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
New York
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$750,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)

With an eye toward improving local efforts and contributing to the larger anti-trafficking field, WDTF will focus on strengthening the leadership structure and coordination of multidisciplinary partnerships and activities, identifying and serving victims of all types of human trafficking, implementing victim-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approaches through the consistent implementation of task force protocols and training, plan and execute proactive investigations and prosecutions with active involvement form all partners and by utilizing advanced investigative methods and criminal intelligence gathering and analysis, investigate, refer, and prosecute both sex/labor trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels, assisting victims of sex/labor trafficking in achieving increased safety, independence, self-sufficiency and well-being through the provision of appropriate services and collecting data and conducting ongoing assessment activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives. In addition, task force leadership will drive efforts to jointly deliver targeted training and public awareness materials about sex and labor trafficking that have a shared task force message, continue sustainability planning, provide peer support to newer task forces, and share tools or resources to highlight promising or effective practice.

Date Created: December 9, 2021