Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $549,966)
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, the Center for Safety and Change will partner with the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) and several other existing and to be identified local partner organizations in order to expand and enhance services for all victims of sex and labor trafficking in Rockland County so that they may achieve safety and stability, and have the opportunity to heal from their trauma. The Center will achieve this goal by: 1) developing and implementing a Comprehensive Service Model through the addition of Anti-Trafficking Program staff and through new and existing community partnerships; 2) developing trafficking response protocols; 3) increasing training and public awareness efforts; and 4) conducting thorough data collection, action research, and evaluation.