- Westchester County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $925,000)
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 My Sisters' Place (MSP) is funded under Purpose Area 1, Focus Area 2 which is designed to offer comprehensive victim services in Westchester County, New York. The scale and complexity of human trafficking in Westchester County is reflected in the identified victims of sex and labor trafficking served by MSP. MSP recognizes a need for the development of a robust local response to human trafficking. Westchester has seen no recent prosecutions of labor traffickers, and few of sex traffickers. MSP seeks to continue to bolster work with clients by providing extensive outreach, education, and training, strengthening the overall response to human trafficking among law enforcement, healthcare, faith-based and government agencies. CA/NCF