- Central Illinois
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $758,920)
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 Center for Prevention of Abuse is funded under FY 2020 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking which is designed to support the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force to expand anti-trafficking efforts within Central Illinois. They will focus on: the development of interagency partnerships; additional professional trainings and public awareness; increased, comprehensive, trauma-informed victim services; support for local, state, and federal law enforcement; coordinated data collection and reporting system to track victims and offenders; and strategic victim identification to better equip the region to identify and respond to the crime and crisis of human 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.
- Increasing Post-Conviction Options and Access for Victims of Crime
- Tulare County Human Trafficking Task Force