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Juvenile (under 18)

OVC FY 2024 Integrated Services for Minor Victims of Human Trafficking

Closing Date
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The goal of this program is to provide services that address the needs of minor victims of sex and labor trafficking through a continuum of trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and gender-responsive services to ensure their safety, security, and healing and to prevent them from being directed to or involved in the justice system. Register for a pre-application webinar on March 5, 2024, 3:00–4:00 p.m., e.t.

OVC FY 2024 Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

Closing Date
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Application JustGrants Deadline
OVC seeks applications from states or Tribes to develop, enhance, and coordinate programs and activities geared toward improving outcomes for child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking. This program aims to improve statewide coordination and multidisciplinary collaboration across systems to address human trafficking involving children and youth. Register for a pre-application webinar on March 13, 2024, 3:30–4:30 p.m., e.t.

Sergio's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System Audiobook

March 2023

Sergio’s Story describes the experience of a young boy who was a victim of labor trafficking and is part of a federal case.

The story follows Sergio as he shares his experiences with a trusted adult, meets with a victim advocate in the prosecutor’s office who supported him as he navigated the criminal legal system, and receives support from family and a caseworker.

Throughout the audiobook, Sergio and anyone following his story, learns some techniques to help cope with strong feelings.

Zoe's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System Audiobook

March 2023

Zoe’s Story shares the experiences of a young girl who was sex trafficked and presents in court as a defendant.

This graphic novel follows Zoe as she—

  • shares her story with a lawyer and social worker after she is arrested,
  • learns that someone she cared about was doing something illegal, and
  • engages with a survivor-led support group that offers a safe space to discuss her feelings about the case and the new terms she’s hearing, like “victim” and “survivor.”

Throughout the audiobook, Zoe and anyone following her story, learns some techniques to help cope with strong feelings.

Jamie's Story: A Journey Through (and Beyond) the Legal System Audiobook

March 2023

Jamie’s Story follows a young individual who identifies as nonbinary and serves as a victim witness in a sex trafficking case.

The story follows them as—

  • they are questioned during a police investigation;
  • speak with a prosecutor in preparation for testifying in court; and
  • receive support from their therapist, group home staff, and victim advocate.

Throughout the audiobook, Jamie and anyone following their story, learn some techniques to help cope with strong feelings.

OVC FY 2023 Improving Outcomes for
Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

Closing Date
Grants.gov Deadline
Application JustGrants Deadline

This program intends to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by—

  • integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or Tribal level; and
  • encouraging coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth.

Children and Youth in Tribal Communities: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers 

These materials were created specifically for children and youth in Tribal communities by Native authors and illustrators and are tailored to the needs of young children (ages 2 to 6), school-age children (ages 7 to 12), and teens (ages 13 to 18) who have been the victim and/or witness to a crime and are interacting with Tribal, state, and/or...

Children and Youth in Tribal Communities: A Guide for Practitioners

A Guide for Practitioners

These materials were created specifically for children and youth in Tribal communities by Native authors and illustrators and are tailored to the needs of young children (ages 2 to 6), school-age children (ages 7 to 12), and teens (ages 13 to 18) who have been the victim and/or witness to a crime and are interacting with Tribal, state, and/or federal justice...

Children and Youth in Tribal Communities: Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver Guides

Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver Guides

These materials were created specifically for children and youth in Tribal communities by Native authors and illustrators and are tailored to the needs of young children (ages 2 to 6), school-age children (ages 7 to 12), and teens (ages 13 to 18) who have been the victim and/or witness to a crime and are interacting with Tribal, state, and/or federal justice...

Maggie Mercury | Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

Summary

Maggie Mercury tells the story of a teen who was a witness in a criminal court case.

She hosts a blog where she and her friends talk about what can happen when a young person is the victim or witness in a criminal case.

The story breaks down this complicated issue for teens in Tribal...