- Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $650,000)
The goal of the FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports specialized services to victims of sex and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period.
This award made to Georgia Center for Child Advocacy through its Envision Project: Specialized Services for Victims of Trafficking, is funded under Purpose Area 2 to deliver educational support, employment readiness, life skills, personal growth and development programming, advanced individualized career training and experiences, and specialized family advocacy services to support minor victims of trafficking in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Envision Project will also conduct community awareness and professional trainings to improve identification, facilitate collaborative response, and strengthen intervention. To address the complex challenges faced by human trafficking victims, the Envision Project has four components. 1) Intensive foundational educational support, employment readiness, life skills, and personal growth programming. 2) Advanced educational and employment programming that builds on foundational skills and learning to further the career interests and job readiness of youth in a developmentally appropriate scaffolded manner (job shadowing, mentoring opportunities, knowledge and skills-building programs in fields of greatest interest to youth). 3) Specialized family advocacy to enhance service linkage and increase connection and support. 4) Community and professional training to raise awareness, increase identification, and improve resources and response. The overarching goals are to promote the safety, well-being, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of trafficking victims. The project will serve 60 trafficking victims per year. CA/NCF