NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey today announced that more than $65 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities combat human trafficking and serve adults and children who are victimized in trafficking operations.
“Human trafficking crimes are among the most difficult cases our office handles,” U.S. Attorney Carpenito said.
“The resources being made available by the Justice Department to all of our partners in battling this crime will go a long way in this fight.
I encourage state and local agencies to apply to these grant programs for help obtaining the tools these funds will make available.”
“Our nation is facing difficult challenges, none more pressing than the scourge of human trafficking.
Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety and countering this threat remains one of the Administration’s top domestic priorities,” Katharine T. Sullivan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs, said.
“The Department of Justice is front and center in the fight against this insidious crime.
OJP is making historic amounts of grant funding available to ensure that our communities have access to innovative and diverse solutions.”
The funding is available through OJP, the federal government’s leading source of public safety funding and crime victim assistance in state, local and tribal jurisdictions.
OJP’s programs support a wide array of activities and services, including programs that support human trafficking task forces and services for human trafficking survivors.
A number of funding opportunities are currently open, with several more opening in the near future.