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ICAC Training and Technical Assistance for Working With Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Award Information

Award #
2011-MC-CX-K025
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$600,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

Using OJJDP funds, the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) will pay a portion of the salary and benefits for a training coordinator and trainer who will be responsible for providing up to five training events to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force personnel. GEMS will also create a specific training module on "Understanding the Dynamics of Internet Facilitated Crimes Against Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Human Trafficking" to be disseminated to the ICAC program. Additionally, GEMS will provide customized trainings and intensive technical assistance for five ICAC Task Forces selected by OJJDP, based on a needs assessment and collaboratively designed TA plan. Finally, GEMS will contract with an independent evaluator to ensure that the training and curriculum are properly evaluated. CA/NCF

This project will provide training and technical assistance to ICAC Task Forces to increase the capacity of the task force members to effectively combat interrelated forms of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), including Internet-facilitated crimes against child victims. The project will accomplish this goal through the following activities: (1) providing intensive training and technical assistance to ICAC Task Forces in five cities across the US approved by OJJDP; (2) providing customized trainings and as-needed, intensive technical assistance for the five ICAC Task Forces selected by OJJDP, based on a needs assessment and collaboratively designed TA plan, through a minimum of 2 days on-site, and remote follow up TA; and (3) contracting an independent evaluator to ensure that the training and curriculum are properly evaluated. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2011