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Southwest Ohio Human Trafficking Prevention Programming

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Southwest Ohio
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $474,960)

The OVC 2023 Preventing Trafficking of Girls Program Sites
proposes to increase identification among
underserved through expansion of psycho-educational groups
and training of foster care parents and other residential youth
program staff and supports. This project will serve the 10-
county region of Southwest Ohio (Hamilton, Adams, Brown,
Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, Pike, Scioto, Warren,
and Montgomery). This project will specifically target
increases in identification of survivors of labor trafficking,
foreign nationals, rural populations, and minorities. Case
management engagement to ensure long-lasting recovery and
minimize poly-victimization will also be supported by this
funding. Peer support through peer facilitation will also be a
focus of this project. As Cincinnati is not a large city and
many of the areas of the project are more rural communities,
prevention resources can be limited and difficult to find for
survivors. This project will focus on filling those gaps.
Outcomes will be measured through data collection for intakes
and engagement in programming, through the results of pre
and post-tests for the groups, and through results on the
stability assessments. The stability assessments are a tool
modified from the Self-Sufficiency Matrix and it is expected
that survivors will increase stability in safety and mental

Date Created: September 14, 2023