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Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking

$119,470,643

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS;DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR SPECIFIED USE
Popular Name: Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP); Aspire: Child Trafficking Victim Assistance Demonstration Program; Lighthouse: Services, Outreach, and Awareness for Labor Trafficking (Lighthouse) Demonstration Program; Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program – Pacific Region Demonstration Program (VHT-SO Pacific Program); SOAR to Health and Wellness Training (SOAR) Demonstration Program; and the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH)
Assistance Listing Number
93.598

Objectives: Under the Services to Victims of a Severe Form of Trafficking, the Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) has established the: - Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) - Aspire: Child Trafficking Victim Assistance Demonstration Program - Lighthouse: Services, Outreach, and Awareness for Labor Trafficking (Lighthouse) Demonstration Program - SOAR to Health and Wellness Training (SOAR) Demonstration Program - National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) to build health and human service capacity to respond to human trafficking. The primary purpose of TVAP is to efficiently fund time-limited comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign national victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and potential victims of trafficking seeking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) certification so they can reestablish their ability to live independently. Under TVAP, the following activities are required: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to foreign national adults who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking; 2) development and maintenance of a nationwide network of providers to conduct human trafficking outreach, and provide direct services and community referrals, and; 3) establishment of local presence within each of the 10 ACF geographic regions to coordinate project activities and support the delivery of services through the nationwide network of providers. The primary purpose of Aspire is to efficiently fund time-limited comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign national child and youth victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and potential victims of trafficking seeking HHS certification so they can reestablish their ability to live independently. The following activities are required under Aspire funding to support foreign national children across the nation who have experienced severe forms of human trafficking: 1) provision of comprehensive, culturally and linguistically responsive case management to foreign national children who have experienced labor and/or sex trafficking; 2) development and maintenance of a nationwide network of providers to conduct human trafficking outreach and provide direct services and community referrals; and 3) establishment of local presence within each of the 10 ACF geographic regions to coordinate project activities and support the delivery of services through the nationwide network of providers. The primary purpose of Lighthouse is to fund projects that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to provide direct services, assistance, and referrals for foreign national adults who have experienced labor trafficking as defined by TVPA of 2000, as amended, and who are seeking or have received HHS certification. Under the Lighthouse Demonstration Program, the following activities are required throughout the project period: 1) Provide comprehensive, culturally responsive, and linguistically appropriate case management and victim assistance to foreign national adults who have experienced labor trafficking; 2) Conduct outreach to increase identification of foreign national adults who have experienced labor trafficking; and 3) Conduct public awareness activities for the local community and organizations that may encounter individuals who have experienced labor trafficking. The primary purpose of the VHT-SO Pacific Program is to fund local organizations located in the U.S. Pacific territories (Hawaii, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and the Northern Mariana Islands) that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to adult foreign nationals who have experienced a severe form of human trafficking in the U.S. as defined by the TVPA of 2000, as amended. The following activities are required under the VHT-SO Pacific Program: 1)

 
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