Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $896,383)
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 Lake County Crisis Center/DBA A Safe Place is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
The Lake County Crisis Center/DBA A Safe Place (ASP) provides services to victims of Domestic Violence (DV) and Human Trafficking (HT). ASP looks to sustain and grow its existing Human Trafficking Program, which serves all types of HT victims. The programs goal is: to enhance the quality and quality of direct services for adult and minor victims of human trafficking (sex, labor, sex and labor) in Lake County, Illinois to assist all victims in achieving their goals, including perceived increased autonomy, self-sufficiency, feelings of safety, and well-being. ASP will offer more services, and increase the amount of services provided to meet the ever-growing demand as well as train staff and professionals and educate community members. ASP partners include: the Lake County States Attorney, the Lake County Sheriffs Office, College of Lake County, and others, CA/NCF