FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kenneth J. Wolfe, 202-401-9215, Kenneth.Wolfe@acf.hhs.gov
Obama Administration releases plan to improve response, support for human trafficking survivors
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has joined efforts with other federal agencies and private organizations to help improve the support given to survivors of human trafficking as they rebuild their lives.
HHS, along with the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and other federal agencies, today released the Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. This plan describes the steps that federal agencies will take to ensure that all victims of human trafficking are identified and have access to the services they need to recover and rebuild their lives. This includes taking steps to create a victim services network that is comprehensive, trauma-informed, and responsive to the needs of all victims.
As a part of President’s Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative, the Fatherhood Buzz Barbershop Initiative is an effort to promote responsible fatherhood and disseminate parenting information to fathers, families, and the community at-large via one of the most trusted community resources for men, barbershops. This February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, the Office of Family Assistance’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) will partner with OFA grantees, community agencies, and barbershops across the country to provide fathers with key tips, information, resources and strategies that focus on supporting and strengthening father’s relationships with their families and children.
Below are pieces NY-1 and Brooklyn 12 did on the DYCD/DOE/Brooklyn NETS/Scholastic/Modell’s/Health First event in Brooklyn and an interview with Greg Owens, OCFS summarizing the events in Albany. Dads Take Your Child To School is not over – but CONGRATULATIONS on everything accomplished TODAY!