Monthly Archives: February 2013

Illinois Law is a Leader, but More Can be Done

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Thanks to organizations like Traffick Free, the problem of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is fairly widely known. I was encouraged in 2010 when the Illinois Legislature, prompted by the tireless work of Anita Alvarez, then Illinois States Attorney, passed the Illinois Safe Children Act (ISCA). While many states had attempted to address

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Need for Emergency Housing

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10th Annual Valentine’s Day Family Violence Distinguished Lecture¬†with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart I went to the lecture with Sheriff Tom Dart yesterday at DePaul Law School downtown. It was incredible! The event was sold out & the room was packed. He talked about trends they’ve seen with traffickers, including the Schiller Park case, among

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