Four Arizona organizations received grant funding from the Department of Justice to support Arizona survivors of human trafficking
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded grant funding from the Department of Justice for four Arizona organizations supporting survivors of human trafficking. The Department of Justice awarded grants to Arizona’s New Life Center, Chicanos Por La Causa, Maggie’s Place, and Arizona Youth Partnership.
“Human trafficking survivors deserve our full support as they recover and rebuild their lives. Today’s funding empowers survivors and strengthens Arizona’s work combatting human trafficking,” said Sinema.
The Department of Justice awarded Housing Assistance Grants to Arizona’s New Life Center, Chicanos Por La Causa, and Maggie’s Place. The Housing Assistance Grants provide six to 24 months of transitional or short-term housing assistance for trafficking survivors, including rental, utilities or related expenses, such as security deposits and relocation costs. The grants will also provide funding for support needed to help victims locate permanent housing, secure employment, and receive occupational training and counseling.
The Department of Justice also awarded Services for Victims of Human Trafficking grants to Chicanos Por La Causa and Arizona Youth Partnership to help fund support services for human trafficking survivors.
Earlier this year, Sinema cosponsored the bipartisan Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act—legislation helping survivors of human trafficking get back on their feet by exempting their restitution from federal taxes.