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Enhancing Juvenile and Family Court Responses to Human Trafficking

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), along with its primary project partner, the Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC), will address the need for more specialized training and technical assistance (TTA) for judicial officers, attorneys, probation officers, social workers, survivor advocates and other stakeholders on human trafficking identification and assist with implementation of policies and procedures to enhance the connection to services for victims. Primary activities for this project include providing specialized training and technical assistance for child sex and labor trafficking court cases through: 1) Convening of a Project Advisory Committee of experts on child trafficking issues to guide TTA delivery and contribute expertise to products produced by the project; 2) Provision of foundational training (virtual) on child sex and labor trafficking to the Category 1 Project Sites; 3) Delivery of targeted technical assistance to the Project Sites, which includes a site-based readiness assessment and two (2) in-person site visits to assist with strategic planning, implementation, sustainability; 4) Annual in-person Peer Learning Collaborative Meeting for the Project Sites to exchange information and resources; and 5) Quarterly Peer-to-Peer Virtual Meetings to track progress for the Project Sites.

Date Created: November 9, 2021