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- Houston Metropolitan Area (Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Galveston, Waller, Chambers, Brazoria, and Liberty Counties)
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $900,000)
The Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking Program is designed to support the development and enhancement of multidisciplinary human trafficking task forces that implement collaborative approaches to combat all forms of human trafficking, including sex and labor trafficking of both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (of all sexes and ages), within the United States. The task forces will implement victim-centered and coordinated approaches to: identify victims of all types of human trafficking; investigate, refer, and prosecute sex trafficking and labor trafficking cases at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels; and, address the individualized needs of victims through quality services. This award will be made to the City of Houston who will work in collaboration with the YMCA of Greater Houston to implement this project within the greater Houston area.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Transcend VS: A self-help mobile app for victims of violent crime
- Preventing the Trafficking of Girls Program