Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $575,000)
The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, a statewide tribal coalition and a national training and technical assistance provider on sexual violence and sex trafficking, will use this funding to continue to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to Purpose Area 1 Project Beacon grantees who are developing their capacity to provide services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of human trafficking in urban areas. Activities include: (1) maintaining a .70 FTE Program Coordinator to plan, schedule, and direct all project activities, and contracting with independent consultants with specialized subject matter expertise, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Gray O.A.K., LLC, to provide comprehensive TTA to Purpose Area 1 grantees; (2) planning and conducting individual TTA assessments for each Purpose Area 1 grantee, conducting an annual, 2-day grantee meeting, and annual 2-day customized onsite TTA for each Purpose Area 1 grantee; (3) planning and conducting virtual TTA opportunities for the Purpose Area 1 grantees; and (4) identifying and disseminating information and resources to help the Purpose Area 1 grantees to comply with basic program requirements and required deliverables, and develop their capacity to provide services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of human trafficking in urban areas.
- 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.
- A New Leaf’s Emergency Pet Shelter Services at Autumn House
- Tele-SANE: Improving Care for Sexual Assault Victims