The National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program provides funding for comprehensive case management services on a per capita basis to foreign victims of trafficking and potential victims seeking Health and Human Services (HHS) Certification in any location in the United States. The grantees provide case management to assist a victim of trafficking to become certified, and other necessary services after Certification, through a network of sub-awardees in locations throughout the country.
These grants ensure the provision of case management, referrals, and emergency assistance (such as food, clothing, and shelter) to victims of human trafficking and certain family members. They help them gain access to housing, employability services, mental health screening and therapy, medical care, and some legal services, enabling them to live free of violence and exploitation.
Persons eligible for services under this program are victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons who have received HHS Certification or, in the case of child victims, an HHS Eligibility Letter; potential victims of a severe form of trafficking who are seeking assistance to achieve HHS Certification; minor dependent children of victims who have received HHS Certification or of potential trafficking victims seeking HHS Certification; and family members in receipt of a derivative T Visa.