About the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force
The Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force is a multi-disciplinary task force that brings law enforcement and social and legal service agencies together to work on human trafficking cases. The task force is a joint project of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and the Salvation Army STOP-IT Program, and is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office for Victims of Crime. Although membership on the task force is by invitation only, in order to preserve confidentiality of cases worked, subcommittee participation is open to the community. Task force subcommittees include: training, victim services, labor trafficking and LGBTQ.
The mission of the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force is to:
The Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force envisions:
The Cook County Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Task Force is co-led by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, The Salvation Army Trafficking Outreach Program and Intervention Techniques (STOP-IT) and the International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA). By bringing together various law enforcement and nongovernmental agencies, the Task Force works to identify and combat human trafficking in Cook County and the surrounding areas.