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Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Services Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $530,190)

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 Hookers for Jesus is funded under Building Capacity to Provide Comprehensive Services which is designed to provide funding to organizations to strengthen their capacity to provide comprehensive services for victims of all forms of human trafficking.

Hookers for Jesus, Inc., (HFJ) and its Safe House/Shelter, Destiny House will support victims of human trafficking in Las Vegas, Clark County, in Southern Nevada. The Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Services Project will increase the quality and quantity of services in Southern Nevada for victims of human trafficking, strengthen interagency relationships, and plan for a coordinated response to ensure the delivery of high quality services addressing the individualized needs of trafficking victims. Working in cooperation with law enforcement, HFJ will work to better identify human trafficking victims and increase access to comprehensive services for survivors. HFJ will organize a Service Advisory Committee comprised of service providers, relevant community agencies, funding sources, and other stakeholders to guide project activities. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 30, 2019