The Human Trafficking Freedom Coalition
of Northern Illinois
We are a victim centered, non-denominational, nonsectarian organization with a national perspective and local focus. Our mission is to combat all forms of human trafficking (labor and sex trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children-CSEC) by advancing the following four provisions: awareness, prevention, intervention and victim services.
According To U.S. Federal law, Human Trafficking Is Defined As:
- Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or
- The recruitment, harboring, transportation provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Modern Day Slavery:
Human trafficking is also known as modern day slavery. Human trafficking deviates from our historic view of slavery, making it hard to conceptualize. But ultimately, slavery today and 200 years ago share the same notion: It’s the notion that one person’s life, liberty and fortune can be under the absolute control of another, and be sold, bought, or used at the will of the owner.
Due to the covert nature of the crime and the lack of awareness of and funding for the issue, accurate statistics are difficult to obtain.
gAnd what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, to love mercy, to walk humbly
with your God.