Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)
This program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (42 USC 17601-17611, et seq.)(the PROTECT Act).
The City of Boston and the Boston Police Department will support the salary and fringe benefits of one full-time CSEC Advocate responsible for developing and maintaining familiarity with existing CSEC and human service delivery systems in Boston; providing crisis intervention for CSEC victims and their families; and performing assessments and evaluations of victims needs and follow up. The Boston Police Department will also provide overtime for officers in the Human Trafficking Unit, Crimes Against Children Unit, and Sexual Assault Unit in order to spend much-needed time on outreach to identify victims and on investigations to bring their exploiters to justice. Additionally, the City of Boston will contract with the "My Life My Choice" training program to provide 8 hours per week of mentoring services to identified CSEC victims and contract with the Children's Advocacy Center to employ a full-time CSEC Case Coordinator.