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Safe Horizon, Inc. Technical Assistance Program to Address Child Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Award Information

Award #
2011-MC-CX-K036
Location
Awardee County
New York
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$775,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $450,000)

This program will support an organization or a consortium of organizations to provide technical assistance to OJJDP grantees and other organizations addressing commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) or domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) of girls and boys. The program will offer education and training, expert consultations, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, resources, and other tailored assistance to effectively respond to diverse communities addressing the sexual victimization of girls and boys.
Working collaboratively with OJJDP, Safe Horizon will: (1) utilize participatory methods to identify training and technical assistance needs of OJJDP grantees and help them prevent CSE/DMST and protect victims in their communities, (2) build a national network of CSE/DMST experts who will share promising practices and develop improved strategies to combat the crime, and (3) increase inter-agency communication and collaboration in communities with an OJJDP CSE/DMST grantee. The Program will be implemented in four phases: (1) staffing and kick-off meeting within 30 days of the notification of award, (2) needs assessment to begin developing within 30 days of the kickoff meeting, (3) curriculum development once the data from the needs assessment have been collected and analyzed, and (4) implementation of training and technical assistance including (a)distance training, (b) peer-to-peer consultation, (c) technical assistance, (d) on-site consultation, (e) regional grantee meeting(s), (f) cross-site meeting in Washington, DC, (g) trainings for community partners (as requested), and (h) webpage preparation.

(CA/NCF)

Funded by the Missing Children's Assistance Act (MCAA) 42 U.S.C. § 5771 et seq., the Technical Assistance Program to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking supports OJJDP grantees and other organizations addressing commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) or domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) of girls and boys.

Safe Horizon's Technical Assistance Program to Address CSE/DMST will: (1) utilize participatory methods to identify training and technical assistance needs of Internet Crime Against Children (ICAC) task forces, Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and OJJDP CSEC/DMST service provider grantees and help them prevent CSE/DMST and protect victims in their communities, and (2) build a national network of CSE/DMST experts who will share promising practices and develop improved strategies to combat the crime. The Program will be implemented in four phases: (1) finalization and implementation of a needs assessment questionnaire with applicable OJJDP grantees, (2) analysis of survey results, (3) development of curricula based on the findings of the needs assessment, and (4) delivery of training and technical assistance through in-person training, online training and on-site consultation.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2011