Address human trafficking in Arizona to address the COVID-10 pandemic Address human trafficking in Arizona to address the COVID-10 pandemic The purpose of this comprehensive project to address human trafficking (both sex and labor) in Arizona is to provide prevention and awareness trainings, conduct structured and unstructured outreach in high-risk areas, develop and support mentoring programs for survivors led by survivors, and provide supports for victims in supportive housing programs to build a new future. This comprehensive set of services will fill the gaps left by funding shortages or funding being diverted from the problem of human trafficking in Arizona to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, there are no structured awareness campaigns for human trafficking, no community outreach teams specific to sex or labor trafficking victims, no organized mentoring program for survivors of trafficking, and limited support for services for victims of trafficking who are struggling to heal including housing, legal supports, and clinical services. Previous research from ASU STIR and a statewide needs assessment (2020) found 291 child sex trafficking victims just in Maricopa County (from 2017-2020) and close to 2000 adult victims statewide. There are less than 100 beds available in Arizona for adult victims of sex trafficking and scattered and diffused services to support identified human trafficking victims.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/23 → 12/31/25|
- Arizona Office of the Governor: Office for Strategic Planning & Budgeting: $3,300,000.00
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