Cast is set to announce that we have identified a legislator to author our 2019 $12.5M budget proposal! This funding is critical to sustaining programs and services for California’s human trafficking victims trafficking seeking safety and a path to freedom in 2020, keeping the doors open at Cast and California’s 20 other human trafficking programs. These programs, funded through California Office of Emergency Services, are located throughout the state of California. From April 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018, 7523 victims were served, receiving over 223,000 services. In addition to comprehensive human trafficking victim services, this funding will also ensure access to centralized, expert technical assistance for attorneys and service providers, and training for law enforcement and other first responders. In 2018, CAST and the extended anti-human trafficking network received $10 million in the California state budget for services in 2019. This year’s $12.5M request will be in the form of a continuing budget request to ensure continued services through 2020 and beyond.
Cast Eagerly Anticipates Introduction of a Continuing Budget Allocation of $12.5M for 2020
Posted on January 10, 2019