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 Comprehensive Services for Human Trafficking Victims in Oregon will strengthen Oregons capacity to provide services to victims of human trafficking in the geographic area of Multnomah County. To ensure the quality and consistency of training and services, the grantee will convene key stakeholders from collaborative partners such as Multnomah County, the Portland Police Bureau, and the U.S. Attorney. The goals of the project include building upon existing systems to convene a taskforce of key stakeholders; developing interagency partnerships, response protocols, and subcontracts with social service providers; conducting action research to assess the scope of the problem of human trafficking and gaps in services for victims in Multnomah County; and delivering training and public awareness programming.
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