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Central KY Human Trafficking Housing Assistance Project

2020-VT-BX-0017
Geographical Areas Served
  • Central Kentucky
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
KY
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
$443,074

The Embracing Project - Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking

2020-VT-BX-0061
Geographical Areas Served
  • Southern Nevada - Clark County
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States Served
NV
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
$499,950

Human Trafficking Housing Assistance Program

2020-VT-BX-0044
Geographical Areas Served
  • Statewide, with a focus on Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and New Orleans
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
LA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Awarded, but not yet accepted
Funding First Awarded
2020
$499,458

Sexual Assault

Anyone can be a victim of sexual violence, regardless of age, race, or gender. Likewise, assailants can be anyone: strangers, friends, or family members.

Crimes involving sexual violence often lead to long-term negative consequences for the victim. In addition to any physical injuries from the assault, victims often suffer from emotional and psychological trauma that sexual violence introduces into their lives.

April 2020 Featured Resources

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 19–25, 2020

The 2020 National Crime Victims' Rights Week theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims' Rights | Inspire Hope—commemorates the individuals and groups whose advocacy has propelled the victims' rights movement forward for the past half century, inspiring in victims and their loved ones a feeling of hope for progress, justice, and healing.

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) was developed on the premise that exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the fields of victim services, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, and other allied professionals; however, organizations can mitigate the potentially negative effects of trauma exposure by becoming vicarious trauma-informed.