Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $588,386)
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. The Covenant House New York/Under 21 will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of comprehensive and mental health care and related services to any male or female runaway and homeless youth who is a victim of sex and/or labor trafficking identified through this initiative within New York City. 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.
- 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.
- Samuel Merritt University Health Bridge: Transforming Health and Higher Education Access for Victims of Gender-based Violence through Nursing Education and Culturally Informed Services
- Legal Aid to Victims of Human Trafficking