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Specialized Services for Trafficked and Homeless Youth in New Jersey

Award Information

Award #
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Newark
  • Atlantic City
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $313,718)

The purpose of this award, one of several projects funded under the Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Grant Program, is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to assist victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended, by enhancing interagency collaboration and the coordinated community response to victims of human trafficking, and through the provision of high-quality, specialized services that address the individual needs of trafficking victims over a three year project period.

The Covenant House New Jersey will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of trauma-informed therapy, LGBTQ-specific support, legal assistance and intensive case management for all young, homeless trafficking victims through this initiative within Newark and Atlantic City. In addition, the program will support efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking victims through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2016