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Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
This form of modern-day enslavement exists all over the U.S. but Cook County (Illinois) law enforcement arrests more sex traffickers than anywhere else in the country. And young women ages 15-24 are the most targeted.
STOP-IT provides holistic services to people who are being trafficked (labor, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude). Through the STOP-IT program, The Salvation Army partners with Cook County State's Attorney and other social service agencies to help survivors leave trafficking situations and rebuild their lives.
The Salvation Army assists incarcerated men and women transitioning from prison to the community with the Pathway Forward program. Clients undergo counseling, access training programs and learn to reconnect with their families and communities.
The Salvation Army offers assistance to homeless women and their families in Winnebago County, Illinois through the Women's Restorative Justice Program (WJRP). The program provides housing and supportive services for women in recovery from substance abuse who have recent criminal history. Women can participate in the program for two years.
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