Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)
08/14/19 5:00 PM
Grant to a Georgia nonprofit organization or a public government entity to operate a facility that offers services to minor victims of human trafficking. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended for the operation of a triage center that receives and assists victims of sex trafficking. The Receiving Center will be located in Northwest Georgia with a capacity of 20 beds.
According to the 2016 VOCA Program Rules, direct services or services to victims of crime are defined as those efforts that (1) respond to the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of crime victims, (2) assist victims to stabilize their lives after victimization, (3) assist victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, or (4) restore a measure of safety and security for the victim.
The DMST Receiving Center seeks to alleviate some of the burdens of human trafficking victims and their non-offending caregivers by eliminating both the need for duplicative storytelling and access to adequate transportation in order to receive the care they deserve. In accordance with the Governor’s office priorities to combat the threat of human trafficking in State of Georgia, the Receiving Center uses a compassionate “wraparound” service delivery model to stabilize and begin the healing process for victims of human trafficking. These services include transportation to the facility for an assessment of victims’ needs, immediate medical attention, and secure shelter.
For a list of staff members at the DMST Receiving Center, see Page 6 of the Guidelines in Attached Files, below.
Proposals should identify how the following activities and/or trauma-informed services will be provided:
- Safe and secure shelter – personnel ratios to DMST youth
- Meal services to adhere to DJJ’s and DFCS’ required standards while in custody of the state
- Provide clothing and items for personal hygiene
- Acute medical/physical examination and sexual assault examination and treatment to adhere to DJJ’s and DFCS’ required standards while in the custody of the state
- Forensic interviews on-site (determined by victim readiness)
- Substance abuse assessment and risk reduction plan, if needed
- Mental health treatment
- Trauma-informed counseling and evidence-based treatment programming
- Trauma-informed support groups/group therapy
- Family support, if appropriate
- Recreation and leisure activities
- Education services (web-based or on-site)
- Ensure youth attends court proceedings
- Treatment plan to include solidified long-term stay options for victims
- Participation in statewide MDT meetings
For a list of allowable costs and activities, see pages 32-37 of the Guidelines in Attached Files, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174328
Up to $1,000,000 for annual operations of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Receiving Center and up to $200,000 for one-time costs.
The initial award period is October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020. Awarded agencies will be eligible annually for continued funding at the amount awarded through September 30, 2022. All continuation funding will be contingent upon availability of funds and compliance with grant management requirements.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://cjcc.formstack.com/forms/fy19_voca_dmst_competitive_rfa
Applicants who experience technical difficulties or emergency circumstances should contact Kristy Carter immediately at Kristy.Carter@cjcc.ga.gov or (404) 657-2061 to request an extension or alternate method of applying.
For assistance with this solicitation, contact
- Amy Hutsell: Amy.Hutsell@cjcc.ga.gov
- Erica Mortonson: Erica.Mortonson@cjcc.ga.gov
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
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Atlanta , GA 30303-2743
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