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My Life My Choice Survivor Mentoring Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $499,831)

The Mentoring for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative supports efforts of community service organizations to develop or enhance their mentoring capacity, facilitate outreach efforts, and increase the availability of direct services for child victims (younger than age 18) of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) or domestic sex trafficking (DST), including children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.
The JRI My Life My Choice Survivor Mentoring Project, with the JRI Boston GLASS community-drop in center for sexual minority youth and Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN), will 1) enhance victim identification through direct outreach to 90-130 CSE victims in the Boston area; 2) expand MLMC survivor mentoring project to serve more girls, and enhance the program to provide mentoring services to boys using a structured and tested mentoring program, 3) provide initial and ongoing training for mentors after they have been screened and completed background checks based on the MLMC mentoring model, and 4) enhance the provision of direct services through use of in-house mental health clinicians, substance abuse treatment, coordinated case management, triage, resource identification and referral. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2011