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.
The Center For Family Services (CFS) in southern NJ will implement the Services Empowering Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking (SERV HT) expansion project, which will add high-quality, specialized mental health and substance use disorder treatment services and transitional housing services to the array of services available to assist victims of human trafficking (HT) so that victims can become self-sufficient, live free of violence, experience safety and well-being, and achieve their goals. CFS will implement the initiative in Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties. The project will focus on these objectives: 1) 75 percent of HT victims served will be newly identified. 2) Each victim will receive mental health, substance use treatment, and/or housing services. 3) 100 percent of HT victims will receive culturally and linguistically appropriate services. 4) CFS will collaborate with Hannahs House to provide specialized housing services. 5) 12 training events will be conducted annually. 6) 180 participants will attend training each year. CA/NCF