- Lake County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $350,000)
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. This award is made to Fair Haven and is funded under the Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation which is designed to provide direct services to victims of human trafficking.
Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center and the Lake County Courts will plan and develop a new program in year one and proceed to service implementation in years two and three. During year one of the project period Fair Haven will work with the community stakeholders and the OVC Technical Assistance providers to develop a plan for serving victims of human trafficking in Lake County. Year one will include policy and protocol development, outreach and awareness material and strategy development, continuum of service delivery development, hiring of staff, and training for new and current staff to ensure all staff and community stakeholders are trained and competent in meeting the individualized needs of victims of human trafficking. In years two and three of the grant, Fair Haven, as the lead applicant and victim service provider for the county will work with community stakeholders to outreach and provide services to victims of human trafficking. In addition to service delivery the program will collect and report data in compliance with OVC TIMS and the federal regulations.CA/NCF