human trafficking

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A new Illinois law requires certain businesses post a human trafficking hotline number in their establishment.


It's designed to increase the awareness of resources to help victims.

Carol Merna is the executive director of the Center for the Prevention of Abuse, located in Peoria.

She says Illinois is a "hot spot" for human trafficking. Many victims of what has been called “modern-day slavery” are U.S. citizens.

Campaign Against Human Trafficking Grows

Jan 27, 2014

January is human trafficking awareness month. In Illinois, advocates continue to raise awareness in hopes of preventing such activity.