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Project BOLD: Addressing the Needs Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and LGBTQI Victims

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $600,000)

The purpose of this award, one of several projects funded under the Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant Program, is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality, specialized services that address the individual needs to trafficking victims over a three year project period.

Kristi House will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of case management, linkages to legal and social services, advocacy, enrichment programming, and mental health intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) persons who have been victims of sex trafficking and victims of commercial sexual exploitation identified through this initiative within Miami-Dade County. In addition, the program will support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 24, 2015