Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $750,000)
The goal of the FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Programs 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 direct services to victims of sex trafficking 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. With this award, Wichita Childrens Home (WCH) will enhance the scope of its services. Wichita Children's Horne (WCH), the only remaining residential program for minor human trafficking (HT) victims in the state of Kansas, will enhance the scope of its services. WCH will deliver advanced trainings and school presentations on HT topics to an enhanced network of stakeholders to improve the rates of victim identification and referral and 49 expand the advocacy network of those who are identifying and referring; hire an onsite 1.0 FTE mental health professional (HT Therapist) to oversee a therapeutic milieu for victim service delivery; adopt additional evidence-and research-based approaches and assessments, including the first validated evaluation tool for outcome measurement of minor HT victims; and expand residential and survivor aftercare services for HI victims. WCH strives to become a replicable best practice program for minor victims of human trafficking. CA/NCF.