Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $550,000)
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, the Call to Freedom (CTF) has been operating since 2015 and provides supportive services for victims and survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. This project will use a navigator model to link comprehensive services to meet individualized client needs. Funding will support intensive case management in two pilot communities Eastern South Dakota (Sioux Falls and Watertown). Once processes and practices have been established and streamlined, the model will be replicated in Eastern South Dakota communities with a long-term goal of reaching across the entire State of South Dakota.
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