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Freedom Network USA's Survivor Reentry Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $800,000)

The Freedom Network USA (FNUSA) Survivor Reentry Project (SRP) will address the need for trauma-informed legal representation for survivors of human trafficking with criminal records related to their trafficking experience. SRP will implement an innovative, nation-wide specialized services model that will ensure that survivors of both labor and sex trafficking across the U.S. have equal access to remedies for their criminal records. SRP will establish a Survivor Advisory Board of lived experience experts and will partner with legal subject matter expert consultants. Additionally, SRP will collaborate with 6 pro bono law firms to multiply the impact of the SRP staff and paid consultants. The goal of FNUSA's Survivor Reentry Project is to expand and strengthen a trauma-informed, nationwide, criminal record relief project for victims of human trafficking. Project activities include providing individualized legal information, analysis, and representation to at least 400 victims of human trafficking; developing and strengthening collaborations with partners and providing training for approximately 200 partners including pro bono attorneys and nonprofit legal services providers; providing referrals to other essential services for approximately 100 victims of human trafficking; and collecting data and participating in evaluation activities to determine if the program is meeting stated goals and objectives.

Date Created: September 27, 2023