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YWCA of Silicon Valley Human Trafficking Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Santa Clara
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $450,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Silicon Valley will support local human trafficking victim intervention and public awareness initiatives. YWCA's Human Trafficking Department will work with other local agencies to provide wrap-around service coordination to human trafficking victims, as well as spearhead a public education and a media campaign to raise awareness, facilitate identification, and provide assistance to trafficking victims. The project goals are to: raise awareness of human trafficking issues in Santa Clara County through a media campaign; coordinate and support intervention services that will assist victims during the first stage of their release from captivity; and, assist in coordinating community agency efforts to provide intervention services relating to human trafficking issues and victims.


Date Created: September 6, 2010