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Aiding and Empowering Child Survivors (AECS) Project

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $666,667)

The purpose of this award, funded under the program OVC FY 2020 Services for Minor Victims of Labor Trafficking, is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist a minor “victim of trafficking,” as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended, by providing high-quality services that are developmentally appropriate and tailored for the individual needs of young trafficking victims.

Project funding is intended to expand the International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC) and partner programming to focus on direct services to minor victims of labor trafficking and their families. Structured identification and response tools, emergency response systems, and the option of working with law enforcement toward prosecution of their trafficker will be used, while working to increase capacity for IRC and partners to continue regional leadership on policy and procedures impacting minor victims of labor trafficking through coalitions, conferences, trainings, outreach, and partnership development. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2020