Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $950,000)
Center For Family Services (CFS) proposes to implement Services, Training, & Outreach to Prevent Trafficking Together (STOP-TT) in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Cape May, and Mercer Counties, New Jersey. The goal of STOP-TT is to provide high quality, comprehensive services to address the needs of minor victims of sex and labor trafficking through a continuum of trauma-informed, culturally relevant, and gender responsive services to ensure their safety, security, and healing and to prevent them from being directed to or involved in the justice system. Building on CFS’ previous OVC grantee experience, STOP-TT will expand programming by adding dedicated anti-trafficking advocates to work with minor victims at CFS’ thirteen Safe and Supportive Youth Housing programs. CFS is applying under Priority Area A to promote racial equity and remove barriers to access and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved and marginalized, including Black, Latinx, and LGBTQIA+.