Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $599,495)
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 Colorado Judicial Department will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of a comprehensive set of direct treatment and support services for court and probation involved male and female juveniles, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ) victims, identified through this initiative within the City and County of Denver. 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.
- New York Asian Women's Center, Inc. (DBA Womankind) proposes to enhance it's anti-human trafficking program, serving sex and labor trafficked survivors in New York City' five boroughs.
- Enhancing the CIV-R Response to Victimization; Strengthening the Relationship Between BRAVE and SNUG in Buffalo, New York
- Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance in Lake county, IL