Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $321,728)
The purpose of this award, one of several projects funded under the Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant Program, is to allow Gulf Coast Legal Services to provide legal services for victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, and to enhance interagency coordination in the provision of services to trafficking victims over a two year project period. Gulf Coast Legal Services will ensure the provision of direct legal services for all victims of human trafficking identified or living in the target geographic region. The grantee will also provide training to service providers and allied professionals within the target community to improve community collaboration and increase awareness of the needs and rights of trafficking victims and survivors. ca/ncf
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Expansion of the Honolulu County Human Trafficking Task Force
- Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets