Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach (DVHT-SO) Program
The goal of the DVHT-SO Program is to fund organizations that will build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of severe forms of human trafficking as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended through victim outreach, identification, case management, direct services, assistance, and referrals. Under the DVHT-SO Program, the following activities are required: 1) comprehensive case management and services to adults and children who have experienced human trafficking; and 2) outreach to increase identification of adults and children who have experienced sex and labor trafficking. The DVHT-SO Program is informed by a whole-family approach that focuses equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for individuals who have experienced human trafficking and their immediate family members living within their households. OTIP encourages community partnerships, meaningful engagement of individuals who have experienced human trafficking, and hiring qualified professionals from the communities being served under the DVHT-SO Program.