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Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force and Alliance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $750,000)

The purpose of the FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking program is to assist communities in developing effective and sustainable multidisciplinary task forces that will implement victim-centered and coordinated approaches to identifying victims of sex and labor trafficking, addressing the individualized needs of victims through services, and investigating and prosecuting sex and labor trafficking cases (as well as the purchasers of commercial sex) at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.

With this award, International Institute of Buffalo will work in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff's Office to enhance the activities of the Western District of New York Human Trafficking Task Force and Alliance. This project will support direct services to victims in Erie and Monroe counties in New York and will support OVC and BJA in providing mentoring and peer support to newer task forces.

Date Created: September 27, 2018