The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released the solicitation, "Technical Assistance Program To Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.” The solicitation calls for proposals that provide technical assistance to OJJDP grantees and other organizations addressing commercial sexual exploitation and domestic minor sex trafficking of girls and boys.
Applicants must register and submit their proposals by July 5, 2011.
From the solicitation:
This program will support an organization and/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.
Research on children who are victims of CSE/DMST suggests that they confront a different constellation of risk factors, vulnerabilities, service needs, and challenges as compared to other youth populations. Children who experience CSE/DMST are sexually, physically, and mentally abused; socially isolated; afraid; and ashamed. They can become overwhelmed and revictimized when engaging with the juvenile justice system or when serving as witnesses in criminal cases against their exploiters. They often feel that returning to the streets is their only option. [Emphasis added.]
This program will provide training and technical assistance resources on an as-needed basis to OJJDP grantee organizations and other entities that are funded to (1) implement or enhance efforts to identify girls and boys who are at risk for or victims of CSE/DMST, (2) develop or enhance mentoring service models for girls and boys who are at risk for or victims of CSE/DMST, (3) provide a comprehensive array of services for girls and boys who are victims of CSE/DMST; and (4) develop and deliver prevention programming in a variety of community settings. OJJDP will work closely with the awardee to identify entities in need of training and technical assistance and to determine what kinds of training and technical resources are most applicable in each case.
Updated: February 08 2018