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November 2020 Featured Resources

National Native American Heritage Month

Every November, we commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. In his proclamation, President Trump states “This month, as we recommit to supporting Native American Tribes and people, we resolve to work side-by-side with their leaders to secure stronger, safer communities and preserve their sacred heritage for future generations.”

Cuyahoga County Human Trafficking Task Force Expansion 2020

2020-VT-BX-K017
Geographical Areas Served
  • Cuyahoga County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
OH
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
$675,000

Voices for Florida Housing Assistance Program (V-HAP)

2020-VT-BX-0033
Geographical Areas Served
  • Leon County
  • Bay County
  • Franklin County
  • Gadsden County
  • Jefferson County
  • Liberty County
  • Madison County
  • Taylor County
  • Charlotte County
  • Volusia County
  • Wakulla County
  • Brevard County
  • Orange County
  • Osceola County
  • Polk County
  • Hillsborough County
  • Lake County
  • Lee County
  • Putnam County
  • Flagler County
  • Sumter County
  • Nassau County
  • Duval County
  • St. Johns County
  • Manatee County
  • Baker County
  • Collier County
  • Hernando County
  • Pasco County
  • Clay County
  • Pinellas County
  • Sarasota County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
$499,353

Repaying Debts

Date Published
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Enhancing More Too Life, Inc. Direct Victim Services

2020-VT-BX-0106
Geographical Areas Served
  • Hillsborough County
  • Miami-Dade County
  • Sarasota County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
FL
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
$681,966

Message from OVC Director Jessica Hart: 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

October 2020

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart speaks about the Administration's commitment to combating human trafficking and providing services to victims as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. This landmark legislation identified a three-pronged approach to address this issue: protection, prevention, and prosecution.

Director Hart Visits Austin, Texas to Hear from Providers About Serving Victims During the Pandemic

Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart visited Austin, Texas on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, to hear from the field and announce grant awards to national and state programs.

Director Hart began her day with a tour of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The Hotline, funded in part by the Office for Victims of Crime, operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has handled more than 5 million phone calls and chats over its history.