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Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking

$33,701,800

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS;PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking- Services and Outreach, Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities, and Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Grants
CFDA Number
93.327

Objectives: Under the Demonstration Grants for Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking, the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has established four Programs. The Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking (DVHT) Program will complete services at the end of FY 19. The DVHT Program has the following objectives: 1) Conduct community assessments with the goal to build capacity, create partnerships, and deliver comprehensive, quality services to domestic victims; 2) Develop, strengthen, and expand comprehensive victim-centered services and case management at the community level for domestic victims; 3) Address the immediate and long-term housing and shelter needs of domestic victims through a continuum of flexible housing supports, including emergency and transitional housing; 4) Identify, provide, or refer victims to behavioral health and substance abuse treatments services; and 5) Integrate survivor engagement in their case management and service delivery strategies for victims. OTIP has created two new programs in FY 20 under the DVHT model, they are the Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking- Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program and the Demonstration Grants to Strengthen the Response to Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities (VHT-NC) Program. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive case management to domestic victims of human trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of victims of sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners. Under the VHT-NC Program, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive culturally and linguistically responsive case management to Native American victims of trafficking; 2) outreach efforts to increase identification of Native American victims of sex and labor trafficking; and 3) training to service providers and community partners. Both the DVHT-SO Program and the VHT-NC Program are informed by a whole family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for victims and their immediate family members living within their households. Both programs encourage the establishment of community partnerships, meaningful engagement of survivors, and the hiring of qualified professionals that reflect the communities being served in all project implementation strategies. OTIP developed a new program model in FY 20 funded with DVHT funds; the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Grants. The primary purpose of the HTYPE Demonstration Program, the primary purpose is to fund local educational agencies (LEA) to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization through the provision of skills-based human trafficking training and education for school staff and students. The HTYPE Demonstration Program will fund LEAs to establish a cohesive strategy, with the support of a partnered nonprofit or nongovernmental organization (NGO), to build the capacity to provide all aspects of human trafficking prevention education to students and school staff.

 
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