Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $500,000)
This award is made under a program entitled "FY 2011 Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking". This cooperative agreement reflects the continuing commitment of the Department of Justice to enhance the law enforcement and social service fields' response to victims of human trafficking. The purpose of this award is to support a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking in all forms; sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (male and female, adults and minors). The task force, through an award to a law enforcement agency and a victim service provider, will work collaboratively among themselves and other key stakeholders/partners to: 1) conduct proactive, victim-centered trafficking investigations; 2) offer a comprehensive array of restorative services to meet each victim's identified needs; 3) support the prosecution of trafficking crimes on state and federal levels; and, 4) enhance community capacity to identify and report trafficking crimes by conducting training, public awareness, and outreach activities.