Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $549,957)
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.
Catholic Charities of Louisville (CCL) will increase capacity to identify and serve survivors of human trafficking. CCL is the only comprehensive service provider for human trafficking cases in the Commonwealth, and currently receives OVC funding for comprehensive services to human trafficking victims. This project will provide services and engage in activities statewide, ensuring access to training, outreach, and services throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Service provision will focus on the services most often needed by foreign-born survivors, including housing, language access, immigration legal services, case management, and assistance with basic needs. Referrals will be made and received from community partners to ensure services for survivors' individual needs are identified. Services will be trauma-informed and victim-centered, with particular focus on them being culturally and linguistically appropriate. CA/NCF.