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Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Watch: Collaborative Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking in Alameda County

Award Information

Award #
2020-VM-BX-0005
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Alameda County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
CA
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Location
Awardee County
Alameda
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
Total funding (to date)
$2,000,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $2,000,000)

The purpose of this award, funded under the program OVC FY 2020 Services for Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking, is to develop, expand, and strengthen assistance programs for minor victims of sex trafficking. Under the authorizing statute, the term "sex trafficking of a minor" means an offense described in section 1591(a) of title 18 or a comparable state law, against a minor.

On behalf of the County of Alameda, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (ACDAO) will work with 20 partner agencies to expand and strengthen assistance programs for sexually exploited minors (SEM) in Alameda County, California with objectives that include achieving increased safety, self-sufficiency, well-being, and independence. The proposed programs will connect SEM with emergency services within the first 24 hours of engagement, provide them with long-term residential care, and provide ongoing coordinated case management and other needed services. ACDAO will work to prevent the sexual exploitation of minors through training, outreach and education, and treatment of purchasers.CA/NCF

Date Created: October 27, 2020