Contingency Account for Victims of Human Trafficking


The Contingency Account for Victims of Human Trafficking was created by NRS 217.500 and became effective July 1, 2013. The legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to allocate money from the Account to nonprofit corporations and agencies and political subdivisions of this State for the purposes of establishing or providing programs and services to victims of human trafficking.

    Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner

    The Nevada Attorney General's Office, Nevada Trucking Association, and Soroptomists International of Reno present the fourth annual benefit dinner for survivors of human trafficking on Thursday, July 13, 2017, beginning at 5:30 PM.
     
    The event will be held at the Silver Legacy Casino, 407 N Virginia Street in Reno, and will include an auction, live music, dinner, and guest speakers.
     
    Tickets are $75 per person or $700 per table. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.nevadatrucking.com.

    How You Can Help

    Contributions are welcomed and are 100% tax-deductible.

    Please make checks payable to “DHHS – Human Trafficking Fund” and send to:

    Dept. of Health and Human Services, Director's Office
    Attn: Cynthia Routh Smith, Community Partnerships and Grants
    4126 Technology Way, Suite 100
    Carson City, NV  89706

      Help for Victims

      The Department of Health and Human Services has implemented a policy of standardized procedures for the distribution of funds from the Contingency Account for Victims of Human Trafficking. The policy and an assistance request form can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

      Please note that funds cannot be disbursed directly to individuals. If you are a victim in need of assistance in Nevada, please phone 2-1-1 to be referred to a local organization or agency that can assist you.

      Additional Resources

      • The Nevada Attorney General's website includes a list of service providers for victims in Nevada, as well as contact information for reporting instances of human trafficking.
      • The National Human Trafficking Resource Center provides help for victims nationwide. Call 1-888-373-7888 or text "HELP" or "INFO" to BeFree (233733). Visit the National Human Trafficking Resouce Center website for more information.
      • To report suspected human trafficking nationwide, contact the US Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423. For additional information, visit their Blue Campaign webpage.
      • Recognizing the Signs of a Trafficking Victim, posted on TraffickedNoMore.org
      • How to Identify Victims of Human Trafficking while Traveling: CNN article and video posted July 30, 2015 at LVRJ.com.

        Contact Information

        For information on the Contingency Account for Victims of Human Trafficking, please contact the Office of Community Partnerships and Grants.

        Elena Espinoza
        Social Services Program Specialist
        Phone: 702-486-4631
        Email: ElenaEspinoza@dhhs.nv.gov