Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $775,000)
The primary goal of the FY 2018 Comprehensive Services for All Forms of Victims of Human Trafficking 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. The Program provides funding to victim service organizations with a demonstrated history of providing comprehensive services for victims of human trafficking. Funding also supports 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.
With this award, Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals and its subapplicants, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center Legal Services), Asian Americans for Community Involvement (Victim Services), Step Forward Foundation (Legal Services), YWCA Silicon Valley (Comprehensive Services), and Bay Area Legal Aid (the Coalition) will provide comprehensive services for victims of all forms of human trafficking. Services will be provided in-house and through community partnerships by ensuring consistent implementation of service needs screening, multidisciplinary legal screening, and provision of services to empower victims and minimize their re-traumatization by developing quality-assurance standards. The project team will work in collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement, local service providers, and community- and faith-based organizations to ensure that trafficking victims are identified and referred for appropriate services.