Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $500,000)
This award is made under a program entitled "FY 2013 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, including transgender individuals). 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) provide a comprehensive array of restorative services to meet each victim's individual needs; 3) support the prosecution of trafficking crimes on state and federal levels; and, 4) conduct training and public awareness activities that enhance community capacity to identify trafficking crimes and provide culturally appropriate, trauma-informed services to all trafficking victims identified within the geographic region.