The goal of the FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Programs 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.
Pathfinders will respond to the high number of youth engaging with services and the expressed mental health needs of survivors by proposing enhancements to specialized services for youth survivors of sex trafficking ages 11-25 through increased capacity for advocacy, therapeutic support, and collaboration with internal and external partners. The Advocate and Therapist will provide specialized advocacy, client coordination, client safety and well-being, education/employment assistance, provision of material/housing assistance, and other supportive services for 60 youth survivors of sex trafficking per year. The project will also support Pathfinders' Collaborative Rapid Advocacy for Youth (CRAY) to lead service coordination and training with local community and systems partners. CA/NCF.