Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $750,000)
The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (PCDAO) and Family and Community Resources, Incorporated (FCR) are jointly requesting funding to enhance the existing Plymouth County Human Trafficking Task Force (PCHTTF) as a Purpose Area 2 Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking.
The project will strengthen the PCHTTF’s multidisciplinary approach to better respond to human trafficking within Plymouth County (Massachusetts), with a dedicated effort on addressing labor trafficking. The overall goals of the project are to (1) identify victims of all forms of human trafficking, (2) increase access to trauma-informed services, and (3) proactively investigate and prosecute traffickers. To accomplish these goals, the PCHTTF will focus on meaningful survivor engagement, strengthened partnerships with culturally specific organizations and other agencies working with vulnerable populations, specialized in-depth training for multidisciplinary partners, and increased outreach efforts to vulnerable communities.