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Assistance Programs for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
2020-VM-BX-0008
Areas Served
States Served
VA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Congressional District
Status
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$1,684,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,684,000)

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 Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services will provide services to minor victims of sexual exploitation including comprehensive case management, trauma-informed mental health services, substance abuse counseling, legal services, residential treatment options, and a non-traditional host home program. Specialized training for a variety of human trafficking professionals will be provided including law enforcement. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 21, 2020