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Services Empowering Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking (SERV HT)

Award Information

Award #
2019-VT-BX-0061
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Camden County
  • Gloucester County
  • Cumberland County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
NJ
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Camden
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.

The Center For Family Services (CFS) in southern NJ will implement the Services Empowering Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking (SERV HT) expansion project, which will add high-quality, specialized mental health and substance use disorder treatment services and transitional housing services to the array of services available to assist victims of human trafficking (HT) so that victims can become self-sufficient, live free of violence, experience safety and well-being, and achieve their goals. CFS will implement the initiative in Camden, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties. The project will focus on these objectives: 1) 75 percent of HT victims served will be newly identified. 2) Each victim will receive mental health, substance use treatment, and/or housing services. 3) 100 percent of HT victims will receive culturally and linguistically appropriate services. 4) CFS will collaborate with Hannah’s House to provide specialized housing services. 5) 12 training events will be conducted annually. 6) 180 participants will attend training each year. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2019