Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $886,999)
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 Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc.,is funded under Sustaining Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to experienced service providers to offer comprehensive services.
The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc., (CIRI) serves sex and labor trafficking victimsadult and child, foreign and U.S. bornthrough comprehensive case management, advocacy, immigration legal aid, and community-based wraparound services to address victims needs in the first year after a victim has been rescued. Project Rescue provides statewide training to service providers and law enforcement on victim identification and outreach, and leads a coordination and collaboration effort to improve community-based service and referral systems for trafficking victims. CIRI partners with Love146 in New Haven to provide direct services to minors who are suspected and confirmed victims of human trafficking. CA/NCF