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Enhancing and Expanding Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking in Miami-Dade

Award Information

Award #
2020-VM-BX-0007
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Miami-Dade County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Miami-Dade
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$1,864,776

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,864,776)

The purpose of this award, funded under the program OVC FY 2020 Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking, is to develop, expand, and strengthen assistance programs for minor victims of sex trafficking. Under the authorizing statute, the term "sex trafficking of a minor" means an offense described in section 1591(a) of title 18 or a comparable state law, against a minor. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has formed an alliance with human trafficking victim support specialists and developed a comprehensive plan to enhance and expand services to address the unmet needs of minor victims of sex trafficking in Miami-Dade County. Service needs that project partners will collectively address and make available to each other’s clients include: 1) improved identification and engagement of victims on the front end; 2) substance abuse education and treatment; 3) two generational support for victims with children; 4) survivor mentoring support; 5) housing support for victims 18 to 20 years old; and 6) emergency support. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 21, 2020