Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $941,760)
J Bar J Youth Services proposes to implement the Anti-Trafficking Project (at:project) - OVC Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking Program. The purpose is to enhance and strengthen access to comprehensive services for minor victims of labor and sex trafficking in Central Oregon’s Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The at:project will: (1) Expand and strengthen individualized services to minor victims of sex and labor trafficking. (2) Improve collaboration with local community partners to ensure minor victims of trafficking are identified, responded to, and provided with services. (3) Expand and increase community-based interventions through outreach and education, with the goal of developing a continuum of care to address specific needs of victims. (4) Provide essential services to minor victims, including emergency interventions, and long-term interventions. (5) Determine if program is meeting goals and objectives through improved data collection, assessment and evaluation practices. J Bar J Youth Services is requesting priority consideration under Priority Area A as the project will address racial inequities and contribute to greater access to services for historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected communities, to include Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender+ communities; Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color communities and youth experiencing homelessness.