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Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (ITVAP)

The Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program will identify and provide comprehensive services to 150 youth (under 21) victims of trafficking or sexual exploitation by creating five regional coalitions and engaging community partners across the state. 

 Within each region, victim services networks will be identified or established to appropriately respond to trafficked victims and/or make appropriate referrals to services, benefits and programs for which they are eligible. 

 ITVAP will partner with existing IPATH task forces, the Indiana State Police, the 32 youth services bureaus and 14 current Safe Place programs across the state and expand Safe Place services to eight new counties to strengthen services already available and work to establish a network of services where none currently exists.

 

 Project Objectives:

  • Identification and service provision for 150 victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation across the state.
  • Establish, coordinate, educate, and evaluate five regional networks of trained service providers to ensure comprehensive support services and referrals for identified victims.
  • Train and evaluate effectiveness of training for law enforcement, public health professionals, students, and other potential service providers to understand, identify, support, and appropriately refer victims to the collaborative regional networks.
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