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Chicago Regional Human Trafficking Task Force FY10 Continuation Application

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

Under this award, the City of Chicago will further enhance and operate a victim centered human trafficking task force in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney's Office, federal law enforcement, and their human trafficking services provider to identify and rescue victims of human trafficking and to proactively investigate human trafficking and prosecute traffickers. The primary goal of this program is to identify and rescue foreign victims of trafficking through a victim centered, proactive investigation strategy. The secondary goal is the interdiction of trafficking and the successful prosecution of traffickers.

The City of Chicago will use the 2010 Human Trafficking Task Force Initiative funds to support personnel, training, and equipment. Specifically, the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), and other federal, state, and local partners have worked to establish a Chicago Regional Human Trafficking Task Force (CTTF) dedicated to rescuing victims and strengthening counter-trafficking efforts throughout the region.

CTTF's primary goals include: rescue trafficking victims through proactive investigation; successful prosecution of traffickers through effective federal, state, and local law enforcement cooperation and investigation; and improved knowledge and understanding of trafficking issues by all concerned in order to prevent trafficking from occurring by creating a climate in which trafficking reaps punishment not rewards for traffickers, and in which victims can be quickly identified and rescued from bondage.


Date Created: September 15, 2010