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Human Trafficking Research Lab wins DOJ grant!

In October we found out that Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force was awarded Enhanced Collaborative Model Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The Human Trafficking Research Lab was designated as a subgrantee of the grant to be used over the next three years for research on anti-trafficking efforts in 46 central Illinois counties. The Human Trafficking Research Lab, will conduct a community assessment of the Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force to determine the characteristics of human trafficking in central Illinois, and demonstrate how the data can be used to strengthen and combat trends in the region. Dean and her students work with the Center for Prevention of Abuse and Illinois State Police on reporting performance data as well as information to help develop a comprehensive understanding of the problem of human trafficking in central Illinois. They also work with the t