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 direct services to victims of sex trafficking 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 is made to North County Lifeline, Inc., and is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
North County Lifeline seeks to sustain efforts to identify, rescue, and provide treatment for victims to help them work toward improved safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to achieve their personal goals. North County Lifeline (lead applicant), San Diego Youth Services, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, GenerateHope, La Maestra Community Health Centers, the Center for Community Solutions, and the Survivor Leader Network of San Diego will continue providing comprehensive services to all victims of human trafficking in San Diego County through the REACH Coalition, a collaborative formed in 2016 through the California Governors Office of Emergency Services funding secured by Lifeline. In addition, specialized training to service providers countywide to ensure trauma-informed, culturally competent service provision to transgender victims and victims from the tribal communities will be conducted. Lifeline will advise on how to establish relationships to better reach and engage human trafficking victims among the countys tribal communities. CA/NCF