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MOSAICS: Maximizing OVC''s Survivor Assistance in Court Settings

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $893,523)

The purpose of the FY 2018 Specialized Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Program is to enhance the quality and efficiency of services available to assist victims of human trafficking by providing intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) to trafficking service providers and court personnel to assist them in developing and implementing effective interventions that meet the needs of human trafficking survivors. This solicitation focuses on three purpose areas that have been identified as fundamental to the identification, stabilization, and long-term independence of trafficking survivors. They are: Purpose Area 1 - Comprehensive Legal Services; Purpose Area 2 - Trauma-Informed Responses and Services; and Purpose Area 3- Increased Identification, Referrals, and Assistance of Human Trafficking in Court Settings.

With this award, the Justice Programs Office at American University (AU) will utilize a trauma-informed, resilience-based, victim-centered approach to provide individualized training and technical assistance designed specifically for a broad range of stakeholders in local and county adult court settings, including attorneys, judges, probation, parole, court and correction officers. The technical assistance will guide court personnel through the process of developing a strategy plan to apply the training content to their everyday practices. AU will also develop specialized training materials and resources rooted in evidenced based-practices that address all forms of trafficking, including labor trafficking, and all categories of victims, including adults and minors. The TTA will be designed to increase accurate identification of human trafficking victims in court settings, enhance victims referrals to appropriate services, and decrease re-victimization of human trafficking victims who interact with the justice system. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2018