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. This award is made to Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative and is funded under Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation designed to provide direct services to victims of human trafficking.
The Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative (lHTC)'s South Sound Training, Advocacy and Response (STAR) Project will enhance the quality and quantity of services available to all victims of human trafficking. The first year of the project period will be used to plan and strategically develop organizational capacity to provide comprehensive services to victims of human trafficking both in-house and through community partnerships. In years two and three of the grant project period, IHTC will provide comprehensive, individualized services to victims of human trafficking, as well as forming MOU partnerships with local organizations to provide other vital services. Informed by the strategic program development completed during the first year, services will include: Ongoing case management, Client intake, Client orientation, Social service advocacy and explanation of benefits/entitlements/availability, Crisis intervention, Emotional/moral support (informal counseling), and Protection/safety planning. CA/NCF