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Human Trafficking Justice Project

Award Information

Award #
2018-VT-BX-0005
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Pasco County
  • Pinellas County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Manatee County
  • Sarasota County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Pinellas
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2018
Total funding (to date)
$700,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $700,000)

The purpose of the FY 2018 Specialized Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Program 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. Five priority areas of specialized services have been identified under this grant program: Housing Services; Economic and Leadership Empowerment and/or Education Services; Mental Health Services; Substance Abuse Services; and Legal Services.

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. will leverage various local, state, and federal resources for the provision of legal services for all victims of all forms of trafficking identified through this initiative within the greater Tampa Bay area, which includes Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties of the central gulf coast of Florida. 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 27, 2018