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Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services - Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $500,000)

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. Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Services’ (ATS) coordinated, communitywide approach to victim-centered services includes a multidisciplinary response to meet the needs of victims of all forms of human trafficking (VOTs), as defined by the TVPA. ATS focuses on individuals’ needs using structured identification and response tools, emergency response systems, and the option of working with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement toward prosecution of their trafficker(s). As Minor VOT (MVOT) numbers have grown in Maine, so has the need for a comprehensive and targeted response to this population. The Integrated Services Program for MVOTs will expand ATS programming to include direct services tailored to MVOTs in Southern Maine and increase capacity for ATS to continue its statewide leadership on policy and procedures impacting MVOTs. Primary project objectives are to use a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to provide high-quality, integrated services that address the individual needs of MVOTs and their families. ATS will also focus on developing policies and protocols that demonstrate best practices in improving identification and referrals to ATS for MVOTs. OVC funding will increase ATS capacity to respond to a growing caseload of MVOTs to support a total of 50 OVC eligible MVOTs, while supporting local and statewide systems-change initiatives. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 29, 2019