Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $500,000)
Through this OVC Project, OKCFJC will work closely with its research partner to identify challenges and gaps in its services, and work to implement and evaluate new assessment tools. This Project extends and expands services for victims, incorporating the science of hope and considering a client’s entire victim history and journey to well-being. Our Case Managers are able to work with clients facing longer-term challenges and goals. This Project will continue the utilization of the polyvictimization tool that was created as part of the OVC demonstration project to understand their full history as it relates to victimization. Our Case Managers also measure clients’ “hope score,” an evidence-based tool that measures their belief that tomorrow can be better today and that they have the power to make it so through goal-setting, creating pathways, and agency. Finally, Case Managers use motivational interviewing skills to talk with clients about all aspects of their well-being and then provide individualized resources to meet their specific needs. We will utilize our formal and informal partnerships to offer robust wraparound services that address the 8 dimensions of wellness: emotional, physical, social, occupational, financial, environmental, spiritual, and intellectual.
- Amplifying evidence based approaches to provision of services for individuals impacted by human trafficking: A landscape analysis of existing OVC anti-trafficking service provision program models.
- Sanar Institute's Reclaim Project: Addressing the Traumatic Impact of Online Image Based Abuse
- CWS Northern California Services for Victims of Human Trafficking