- Charleston County
- Berkeley County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $499,105)
Under the FY 2018 Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Trafficking program, all grantees are required to serve all minor victims (boys and girls under age 18) of all forms of human trafficking (sex and labor). The grantee will work with OVC Program Managers and Training and Technical Assistance Providers to ensure all victims are served. The Improving Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Address Child Trafficking (IMPACT) Program headquartered at the Dee Norton Lowcountry Childrens Center, Inc., aims to increase the availability and coordination of effective, tailored services for minor victims of human trafficking and their families to support recovery and healing after the crime. The IMPACT Program infrastructure addresses child trafficking using a comprehensive three-pronged approach: 1) convening regular meetings of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) that implements the protocol for responding to minor trafficking victims in the local area; 2) providing intensive, child-centered case management that facilitates access to developmentally and culturally appropriate services; and 3) referrals to and provision of trauma-informed assessments and evidence-based interventions to reduce the impact of child trafficking on the minor victim and their family. The proposed project will address all forms of trafficking of minors (i.e., sex trafficking and labor trafficking) in the programs primary geographic service area, Charleston and Berkeley Counties, South Carolina.