FY 2016 Project Beacon: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking – The overarching goal of this program is to increase the quantity and quality of victim-centered services available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking in urban areas. All services provided as part of this program must respect the decisionmaking autonomy of victims of sex trafficking; support victim self-sufficiency; and promote victims’ feelings of increased safety and well-being.
Award recipients under this solicitation will be required to meet the following objectives in
support of the program goal:
- Develop a plan or strategy to meet the comprehensive needs of American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking through (a) the recipient’s provision of direct services to victims; (b) the formation of strategic collaborative partnerships with other community-based organizations and/or agencies who can meet the victims’ needs; or (c) a combination of (a) and (b).
- Work collaboratively with federal, state, and local law enforcement, victim services
providers, and community and faith-based organizations and agencies to facilitate the identification and referral of American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking for services.
- Participate in OVC-sponsored training and technical assistance to build the recipient’s organizational capacity to provide direct services to American Indian and Alaska Native victims of sex trafficking through: professional development training and education for organizational staff; training and technical assistance on how to craft an effective public awareness campaign; and training and technical assistance on effective outreach strategies for victims of sex trafficking.
- Participate in data collection and program evaluation activities to assess whether or not the funded project is meeting its stated goals and objectives.
Applications Due: June 21, 2016.