This program intends to improve outcomes for children and youth who are victims of human trafficking by—integrating human trafficking policy and programming at the state or tribal level; and enhancing coordinated, multidisciplinary, and statewide approaches to serving trafficked youth.
Category 1: Statewide or Tribal Jurisdiction-wide Response
OVC seeks applications under Category 1 for state or tribal jurisdictions to identify the state or tribe’s greatest barriers to identifying and assisting child and youth victims of sex and labor trafficking and/or to investigating and prosecuting these cases, and to develop a statewide or tribal jurisdiction-wide strategy to address these challenges.
Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)
OVC seeks applications under Category 2 to provide TTA to states and tribes (both those that are funded under the OVC Improving Outcomes program and those that are not) in strengthening their cross-systems coordinated responses for child and youth victims of trafficking.