Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $900,000)
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.
Georgias Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will use this award to collaborate with three victim serving agencies specializing in minor and adult sex and labor trafficking (Wellspring Living, Georgia Cares, and Tapestri) to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist all victims of human trafficking across the state. Through this project, relationships between partner agencies and victim services agencies will be created and/or strengthened through participation in the Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking. This projects outcome will be that all victims of human trafficking have access to direct services to assist in achieving their goals and increase their safety and well-being.