A new law seeks to help combat the growing problem of human trafficking across Illinois.
Signed Aug. 22, House Bill 2822 will help protect victims who often have language barriers, emotional challenges or economic hardships by creating a task force to look at how the State of Illinois can partner with agencies across the state to counter these egregious offenses of human exploitation.
House Bill 2822 establishes a human trafficking task force comprised of legislators, members of the Chicago Regional Human Trafficking Task Force and the Director of the Illinois State Police. The Department of Children and Family Services will also provide the Task Force with administrative and other support.
The Task Force shall submit a report with its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before June 30, 2017.