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Metro Richmond Minor Trafficking Victims Services Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $354,621)

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 Virginia Office of the Attorney General will create a regional case manager position, provide transportation expenses for victims, and training for agencies that will work with minor victims of human trafficking. The regional case manager will provide intensive case management services to all minor victims of sex and labor trafficking in the five localities represented in the Richmond Regional Human Trafficking Collaborative (the City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, and Henrico). The law enforcement, prosecution, social services, and court service agencies within each jurisdiction will be able to contact the regional case manager 24 hours a day when a minor victim of human trafficking has been identified and recovered. After immediate needs are met, the case manager can work with local agencies to locate the victim’s family and determine if the victim can return home. After the initial contact, the case manager will convene the multidisciplinary team to review the case and make recommendations for placement, counseling, substance abuse, housing, and family reunification. The case manager will create an individualized service plan for each victim and follow up with all referrals and referring agencies to ensure the victim is receiving appropriate services, is being helped through the criminal justice system, is working towards reunification with family, and is attending school, GED classes, job training, ESL classes, etc. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019