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Specialized Legal and Mental Health Services for Survivors of Trafficking throughout Northern Virginia

Award Information

Award #
2017-VT-BX-K005
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Arlington County
  • Fairfax County
  • Loudoun County
  • Prince William County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
VA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Fairfax
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2017
Total funding (to date)
$589,388

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $589,388)

The purpose of this award is to enhance the quality and quantity of specialized 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 to trafficking victims over a three year project period. Four priority areas of specialized services have been identified under this grant program: housing or shelter services; economic empowerment/education services; mental health/substance abuse/health services; and legal services.

The Tahirih Justice Center will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of legal and mental health services for all victims of all forms of trafficking identified through this initiative within the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William. 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, 2017