- Howard County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $545,329)
The purpose of this program is to develop, expand, or strengthen victim service programs for victims of human trafficking, to include enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and other stakeholders to identify victims and provide justice for those victims through the investigation and prosecution of their traffickers. This award made to Howard County is funded under FY 2020 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking which is designed to support the Howard County Human Trafficking Prevention Coordination Council to dramatically expand: 1) their capacity to conduct trauma-informed investigations in partnership with the law enforcement partners at the U.S. Attorneys Office, U.S. Customs and Immigration, Homeland Security Investigations; 2) increase high-quality, survivor-centered services to sex and labor trafficking survivors at HopeWorks, and 3) build out the collaborative, systems-based work of the Coordination Council. CA/NCF.
- Enhancing Culturally Specific Access to Hispanic/Latinx Victims Services Program
- 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.
- Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Pets