The goal of this program is to prevent/reduce victimization of girls who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. The objectives and deliverables of this program include:
Category 1: Project Sites
- Replicate and scale-up prevention and early intervention programs (including mentoring programs) for girls who are at risk of or are victims of sex trafficking that have undergone rigorous evaluation and/or have a track record of success. Program models should include a plan to develop services and interventions for high-risk girls, including those with a history of trauma caused by physical and sexual abuse, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic minor sex trafficking.
- Implement or enhance efforts to identify and provide services to girls who are at risk of or are victims of sexual exploitation or sex trafficking. This may include street outreach efforts, partnerships with organizations that serve the youth community, and/or collaboration with key stakeholders in the community.
- Participate in an annual peer-to-peer learning (cluster meeting) opportunity hosted by the OJJDP-funded training and technical assistance provider under Category 2 of this solicitation. (See Budget Information and Associated Documentation under Section D. Application and Submission Information for details).
OJJDP expects these programs to be based upon best practices, and they may include a variety of services (i.e., mentoring, educational, counseling, etc.). OJJDP expects successful applicants to work closely with the selected training and technical assistance provider.
Category 2: Training and Technical Assistance
This category will expand the skills of program providers and other stakeholders working to prevent trafficking of girls. This includes the development and provision of training and technical assistance to the OJJDP funded programs under Category 1 of this solicitation. Training can also be developed for non-OJJDP grantees working with girl victims of sex trafficking, including training for probation, detention center staff, law enforcement, judges and education professionals. The successful applicant is expected to develop and host an annual meeting for the grantees funded under Category 1 of this solicitation.