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Colorado Legal Services, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, project to provide specialized legal services for all victims of human trafficking in Colorado

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $550,000)

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/or labor trafficking. Colorado Legal Services (CLS) and its partner, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), will use OVC funding to fill several needs: 1.) serving the number of victims identified through successful outreach efforts; 2.) maintaining the level of response currently provided under protocols established with the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking (CoNEHT) and National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) to provide legal assessments and orientations with identified potential victims of human trafficking; and 3.) ensuring that CLS and RMIAN provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive services; 4.) meeting the need for more in-depth legal services beyond immigration advocacy and 5.) collecting data and participating in any evaluation activities to ensure the project is meeting stated goals and objectives. These services will promote victims' safety, independence, self sufficiency and well-being. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2020