Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $2,999,880)
Human trafficking (HT) is a problem that must be addressed by supporting robust training and technical assistance (TTA) to grantee service providers (GSPs) who are developing, strengthening, or expanding programs for victims of HT, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. CF proposes using an inclusive, adaptive TTA framework to strengthen and expand the skills, expertise, and capacity of HT GSPs. ICF will support OVC’s HT GSPs and their partners in meeting award goals and objectives and provide practitioner-driven, evidence-based TTA on delivering trauma-informed services to victims across the country and U.S. territories. ICF will accomplish this by establishing OVC’s Human Trafficking Collective (HTC). HTC will work closely with OVC, federal HT TTA providers, and key stakeholders to address the needs of grantees and the broader antitrafficking field. HTC will deliver in-depth, proactive, and tailored support to OVC grantees that provide direct services to victims of HT. HTC will: (1) provide TTA to OVC grantees implementing HT victim service awards, (2) deliver intensive proactive and responsive support to OVC grantees in the first year of their new victim service awards, and (3) provide ongoing support for grantees implementing existing awards.