Project COPE

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Project C.O.P.E. is a youth-focused program that aims to increase awareness about human trafficking and the factors that make youth susceptible to trafficking. We do this by providing training, technical assistance, and resources to youth and community leaders that interact with youth throughout the state.

Collaboration: Since launching in 2015, Project C.O.P.E. has collaborated with many partners throughout North Carolina and has trained over 2,000 professionals, community members, advocates, and youth to increase awareness about trafficking and strengthen preventative efforts.
Outreach: In accordance with North Carolina Senate Bill 279, Project C.O.P.E. provides education on human trafficking and healthy relationships in schools and communities across the state. This grant cycle, Project C.O.P.E. aims to reach out to rural communities to provide accessible trainings and resources. 
Protection: Project C.O.P.E.’s purpose is to expand and improve resources for those at risk of sexual exploitation. Using data collected throughout this project and through increasing protective factors, we can improve child safety across North Carolina.
Empowerment: Project C.O.P.E. empowers communities by making them aware of resources that are available in their area and through teaching them how to collaborate with other local stakeholders.

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Governors Crime Commission Grant No. 2015-VA-GX-0019 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication, program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. 2018