DOJ – Enhancing Juvenile and Family Court Responses to Human Trafficking solicitation (2021)

Applications due: by March 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET

This program provides funding for organizations to develop or enhance programs to identify and provide services for youth in contact with juvenile and family courts who are victims of human trafficking crimes—actions that facilitate the commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor of youth—or who are at risk for trafficking due to past or current crime victimization. These programs should also seek to increase awareness and identification of sex and/or labor trafficking involving youth by educating court stakeholders and through community outreach efforts.

Helpful resources

  • In 2018, NLADA hosted a webinar with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit on collaborating to combat human trafficking. You can access the webinar here.
  • The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid assists survivors of human trafficking. You can access the brief here.
  • Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.

 Grant information

Funding Title: OVC FY 2021 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Agency Name: DOJ – Office for Victims of Crime

Funding Opportunity Number: O-OVC-2021-60014

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No, there isn’t express language for legal aid.

Target Population: Youth victims of crime

Expected Number of Awards: 5

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  For Category 1 applicants, awards made under this solicitation require a 25 percent cash or in-kind match.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,400,000

Award Ceiling: $600,000

Award Floor: $0

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), County governments, State governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Others, Small businesses, City or township governments

For more information

Link to Full Announcement: Link to Grants.gov listing and full solicitation



Categories: Department of Justice, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, Human Trafficking, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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