- Cook County
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $750,000)
The purpose of the FY 2018 Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force To Combat Human Trafficking program is to assist communities in developing effective and sustainable multidisciplinary task forces that will implement victim-centered and coordinated approaches to identifying victims of sex and labor trafficking, addressing the individualized needs of victims through services, and investigating and prosecuting sex and labor trafficking cases (as well as the purchasers of commercial sex) at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels. With this award, The Salvation ArmyÂs Trafficking Outreach Program and Intervention Techniques (STOP-IT) will work in partnership with The Cook County StateÂs Attorney Office (SAO) to enhance the activities of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force. This project will combat human trafficking in Cook County, Illinois and the USAO Northern District of Illinois and will support OVC and BJA in providing mentoring and peer support to newer task forces. CA/NCF.