MACA Awarded VOCA grant for a Statewide CSEC Service Enhancement Project

The Massachusetts Children’s Alliance was awarded a two-year grant Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) for FY’2019-FY’2020, to continue and build upon the innovative service response of our CACs for high risk as well as youth who are being trafficked.This new “Statewide CSEC Service Enhancement Project” offers sustainability and service enhancement for children impacted by commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) by ensuring that a coordinated, trauma informed response is available statewide from Pittsfield to Provincetown.

The project will support a dedicated CSEC Case Manager position at each Children’s Advocacy Center to coordinate the multidisciplinary team response to at-risk and sexually exploited children.