This solicitation 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.
Under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a victim of trafficking is defined as a person who has been subjected to a "severe form of trafficking in persons," which, as defined in 22 U.S.C.
§ 7102(11), means— • sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or • the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.