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Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking in Arkansas

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $550,000)

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 made to The Centers for Youth and Families’ (The Centers) Human Trafficking Treatment Program will enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of all forms of human trafficking in Arkansas. The program will provide and/or connect victims to trauma-informed, evidence-based and victim-centered direct services while also expanding public awareness and victim identification through targeted trainings and the development of a statewide coordinated response protocol. Comprehensive direct services available to victims will include case management, childcare, client intake, client orientation and life skills, clothing, food and basic necessities, crisis intervention and 24-hour response, documentation assistance, education, employment readiness and assistance, family support and reunification, interpreter/translator services, legal services, medical and dental care, mental health treatment, shelter and housing, substance abuse treatment, system-based victim advocacy, and transportation assistance.CA/NCF
Date Created: September 30, 2019