Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $500,000)
AEquitas will develop and promote the implementation of survivor-centered and trauma-informed practices and enhanced human trafficking case prosecutions, by delivering experience-based, data-driven TTA to prosecutors, to include ongoing TTA and subject matter expertise to the field. AEquitas will host educational sessions that are responsive to the ongoing and emergent needs of the field; deliver national webinars and related tools on 7 topics that promote enhanced victim-centered, trauma-informed prosecution practices; develop a national tool and complementary web-based training that details how Attorneys General, local prosecutors, and other multidisciplinary actors can better work together on trafficking cases; develop a model policy on victim-centered undercover operations; maintain a webpage highlighting prosecution-specific HT resources; collaborate with OVC-funded organizations to support collective efforts to enhance the multidisciplinary response to HT; and produce a summary report that details projects activities and lessons learned.
- This project will launch a pilot Youth Advocate Leadership Program where college students will participate in a paid victim advocacy fellowship program serving traditionally marginalized communities.
- Denver Anti-Trafficking Alliance Enhanced Collaborative Model 2022
- Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking