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Specialized Legal Services for Survivors of Trafficking Program

Award Information

Award #
2019-VT-BX-0048
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
TX
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Dallas
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$650,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $650,000)

The goal of the FY 2019 Direct Services to Support Victims of Human Trafficking Program is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports specialized services to victims of sex and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period. Mosaic Family Services, Inc. will assist trafficked persons in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (the "Metroplex") by providing specialized legal services to victims of human trafficking. This project will enable the agency to ensure complete wraparound legal services are provided in coordination with other providers to meet the trafficking-related civil legal needs of all survivors of human trafficking in the Metroplex. The number of human trafficking victims grows significantly as legal and other outreach and training programs continue to result in more and more identifications and referrals from community partners. Further, the legal needs of survivors referred grow increasingly complex as more minors and survivors with immigration court cases are identified. The project will ensure Mosaic is able to leverage its existing comprehensive services and specialized services for legal services, economic empowerment, housing, and counseling to coordinate truly comprehensive wraparound services for all human trafficking survivors in the Metroplex. CA/NCF
Date Created: September 28, 2019