Chicago Human Trafficking & Slavery Resources
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation – http://caase.org/
CAASE works to prevent sexual exploitation by increasing public understanding of the harms inherent in the sex trade. Our approach to engagement includes research and the arts. Additionally, CAASE develops toolkits for nonprofits, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, feminist groups, and other communities and individuals who would like to take action against sexual harm.
Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force – https://www.cookcountytaskforce.org/about-us.html
The Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force (CCHTTF) 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.
The Dream Catcher Foundation – https://thedreamcatcherfoundation.org/
The Dreamcatcher Foundation fights to end human trafficking in Chicago. Our not-for-profit organization works to prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth and helps current prostitutes find confidence and stability beyond the limitations of their current lifestyle. The Dreamcatcher Foundation fosters confidence, courage, independence, and inner strength within young people in disadvantaged areas. Our harm reduction approach allows Chicago’s most disenfranchised young women take advantage of all of the mentoring services we offer and improve their lives through education, empowerment, and prevention.
Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking – https://www.jcastchicago.org/
The Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago works to eradicate sex trafficking in the Chicagoland area through public awareness, community engagement, and advocacy at local, state and national levels. Inspired by Jewish values, we partner with interfaith and human rights groups, non-profit organizations, government officials, and law enforcement agencies.
Traffick Free – https://traffickfree.org/
Traffick Free is a faith-motivated organization that provides the greater metropolitan area of Chicago with tools and sustainable programs to combat human trafficking and transform the lives of victims and communities.