Meeting with Metropolitan Family Services Office in Decatur
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services won a $2 million grant to fund and expand legal services and outreach to agricultural workers in Central and Northern Illinois who are at risk for human trafficking. The grant, funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, allowed them to establish a new physical location in the heart of Illinois’s agricultural district. The attorneys will assist clients in reporting trafficking cases to law enforcement, provide victim rights advocacy, assist in immigration matters including T-visas, work with federal agencies on wage claims and workplace violations, and file civil litigation to recover lost wages and damages.
We are looking forward to collaborating with them and letting them use our lab space until their new office opens!