- Greater Capital Region
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $549,434)
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. The Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project, Inc. will continue and expand their Legal Services for Trafficking Victims Program (TVP), the first of its kind in the region, providing civil legal services for both sex and labor trafficking victims. The project will draw upon the extensive existing resources of The Legal Project, including the significant expertise and partnerships related to human trafficking that we have developed in the past two years through the TVP. They will continue to coordinate with other organizations in the Greater Capital Region to meet victims legal, safety, and health needs. They will provide training to ensure that our staff, and the other agencies with whom we work, are delivering trauma-informed services. Finally, by providing access to justice and to the protection of the law, They will empower trafficking victims to stabilize their lives and increase their independence, thereby lowering incidents of re-victimization and increasing their quality of life. CA/NCF.