Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $290,492)
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 Denver Police Department will pay the salary and benefits of a full-time sergeant and police officer assigned to the Safe Streets Task Force. In this capacity, the police sergeant will assume command of the Denver Area Human Trafficking Task force, which will include representatives of the FBI and four additional local law enforcement agencies. Funds will also be used to cover costs associated hosting local training provided to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that includes: law enforcement, non-profit service organization, prosecutors and other professionals providing services to CSEC victims. Additionally, funds will be used to purchase emergency provisions for CSEC victims, such as clothing and personal hygiene items. (CA/NCF)