Sexual Assault Support Services in Sparks, NV is hiring!
DEADLINE: April 6, 2012
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S.A.F.E. House in Henderson, NV is seeking an Outreach Coordinator.
Job Summary & Qualifications: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for conducting educational sessions to raise awareness about domestic violence and conducting other activities to support the organization’s outreach and education program.
To apply submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: April 10, 2012
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Rescue & Restore Special Report March 07, 2012
Updated Form for Requesting Assistance for Foreign Trafficked Children
The Division of Anti-Trafficking in Persons (ATIP) within the HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) modified the Request for Assistance for Child Victims of Human Trafficking form, found on the ATIP website at www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking. We encourage requesters to use this revised form.
Training on Title VI Implications for Limited English Proficiency Individuals
ORR has made available a training video on “Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Implications for Persons who are Limited English Proficient.” The video is available at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPClqDtRUkA
FY 2010 Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress
USDOJ has published the Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress and Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons: Fiscal Year 2010. The report is available the following link: http://www.justice.gov/ag/annualreports/tr2010/agreporthumantrafficking2010.pdf
Blue Campaign Materials Available
In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the Blue Campaign to coordinate and enhance the Department’s anti-human trafficking efforts. The Blue Campaign leverages the resources of DHS to deter human trafficking by increasing awareness, protecting victims, and contributing to a robust criminal justice response. As part of the Blue Campaign, DHS has created a variety of materials including trainings, posters, brochures and indicator cards. To order these materials, go to the following link: http://www.dhs.gov/files/publications/blue-campaign-order-materials.shtm
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) has announced four funding opportunities related to assistance for victims of human trafficking:
1. Services to Victims of Human Trafficking Grant
OVC will award multiple cooperative agreements of $200,000 to $400,000 for victim service organizations to provide timely, high-quality services to victims of human trafficking and to enhance interagency collaboration and coordination in the provision of services to such victims. Funding will support either a comprehensive array of services for trafficking victims in specific geographic areas or specialized mental health or legal services over larger geographic areas; as well as efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to victims through the development of interagency partnerships and public outreach and awareness campaigns. The application deadline is April 17, 2012 and the grant opportunity announcement is available at this link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY2012_ServicesforVictimsofHumanTrafficking.pdf
2. Enhanced Collaborative Model To Combat Human Trafficking Grant
OVC and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within USDOJ will fund Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force sites that take a comprehensive approach to combating all forms of trafficking—sex trafficking and labor trafficking of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens (male and female, adults and minors). BJA and OVC anticipate making up to 12 awards (six law enforcement awards and six victim service provider awards). This funding opportunity requires two applications (one from a state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency and one from a victim service provider) from each task force location. Applicants must work collaboratively with one another to produce their applications. Applications are due no later than March 29, 2012. To learn more about this funding opportunity, go to the following link: http://www.bja.gov/grant/12HumanTraffickingSol.pdf
3. Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Understanding and Application of Research and Evaluation in Victim Services Grant
OVC plans to award one cooperative agreement of up to $250,000 to develop and implement national-scope training and technical assistance that can be delivered through interactive online access. The goal of this program is to strengthen the capacity of victim service and ancillary service providers to serve and support victims of crime, including victims of human trafficking, by developing and implementing training and technical assistance to help the victim services field become better consumers of research and evaluation. Applications are due no later than April 25, 2012. To view the grant announcement, go to: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY2012_TrainingandTechnicalAsst.pdf
4. Wraparound Victim Legal Assistance Network Demonstration Project
OVC will fund up to six sites to develop collaborative models for comprehensive, wraparound, pro bono, legal assistance networks to meet the range of legal needs of crime victims, including trafficking victims. This is a four-year project, with sites receiving up to $400,000 for the first 15-month phase, with the potential of continuation funding for three additional years. Applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations; faith-based and community-based organizations; colleges and universities; public agencies; and tribal governments and organizations that can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the range of legal assistance needs of crime victims, as well as the capacity to partner with other organizations and key stakeholders to deliver comprehensive, seamless legal services to victims. The application deadline is April 19, 2012 and the grant announcement is available at this link: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY2012_WraparoundVictimLegalAssistance.pdf
Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on H-2B Program
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and its Wage and Hour Division recently announced a final rule to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program. The rule includes changes to several aspects of the program to strengthen worker protections and enforcement authorities. The H-2B program allows the entry of foreign workers into the United States on a temporary basis when qualified U.S. workers are not available, and the employment of those foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers. The H-2B program is limited by law to a cap of 66,000 visas per year. The Department of Labor’s press release on the new rule, with links to fact sheets and other information, is available at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20120283.htm.
National Crime Victims Week Resource Guide
The National Center for Victims of Crime, in partnership with OVC, has published the 2012 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 22-28, 2012, and its theme is “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim.” To download a copy of the guide, go to the following web address: http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw2012/index.html
Freedom Network Conference
Freedom Network USA will host its tenth annual conference on human trafficking on March 21 -22, 2012 in New York, New York. The conference, “Beyond Rhetoric: Human Trafficking, Work from the Field,” is open to the public and includes sessions on legal services, trauma-informed care, and working with domestic minor victims. To register for the conference and to find out more information, please see the following website: www.freedomnetworkusa.org
USCIS Training in New York on Immigrant Victims of Crime
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will hold a training at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 for community stakeholders on Immigrant Victims of Crime at its field office in Queens (27-35 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York). This informational session will include an overview of types of immigration relief for victims of crimes; roles and responsibilities of federal, state, and local agencies; and instructions on certifying forms. The training is open to individuals and organizations that work with immigrant victims, including immigration service providers, attorneys, health clinics, social/case workers, and domestic violence shelters. To participate, please RSVP to USCIS Community Relations Officer Shyconia Burden-Noten at NYC.CommunityRelations@uscis.dhs.gov by March 12, 2012.
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