- Southwest Washington State
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $422,841)
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.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) will address the need for legal services for immigrant trafficking survivors by adding a position to its Tacoma Office, which serves communities across Southwest Washington State. Funding from OVC will support one full-time staff attorney dedicated to providing legal assistance and representation to immigrant survivors of trafficking. CA/NCF.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Expansion of the Honolulu County Human Trafficking Task Force
- Tulare County Human Trafficking Task Force