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Operational Strategies for Protecting and Rescuing Exploited Youth (OSPREY)

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $292,000)

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).
Using OJJDP funds, the Seattle Police Department will cover the salary and expenses of a full-time outreach coordinator responsible for providing regional coordination, logistics, education and information to law enforcement, juvenile detention, court, and prosecutors about commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC). The outreach coordinator will also collect data and provide summaries on performance measures. Additionally, they will provide advocacy and assistance to victims as they navigate the criminal/juvenile justice systems and collaborate with service providers to meet the victim needs.
OJJDP funds will also provide overtime pay for Seattle Police Department detectives for operations occurring after normal business hours, and other activities such as on-going investigations, training, and search warrants. (CA/NCF)

Date Created: September 5, 2011