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STOP-IT's Victim Services Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Areas Served
Geographical Areas Served
  • Boone County
  • Cook County
  • DeKalb County
  • DuPage County
  • Kane County
  • Kendall County
  • Lake County
  • McHenry County
  • Will County
  • Winnebago County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $750,000)

The goal of the FY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Programs is to enhance the quality and quantity of services available to victims of human trafficking, as defined by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, as amended. Funding through this program supports direct services to victims of sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as for efforts to increase the capacity of communities to respond to human trafficking through the development of interagency partnerships, professional training, and public awareness activities over a three-year project period. This award made to The Salvation Army is funded underFY 2020 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking which is designed to The Salvation Army’s Trafficking Outreach Program and Intervention Techniques (STOP-IT) program will provide its comprehensive service model and dedicate two, full-time, antitrafficking specialists to this endeavor. The overall philosophy of the STOP-IT’s comprehensive service model is built upon strengths-based, trauma-informed, person-centered approach, which prioritizes survivor safety, individualized service planning and survivor decision-making. STOPIT will refer survivors to partners and community based agencies for necessary services and will track progress of survivors as they achieve their goals. STOP-IT will also expand its Drop In Center and employ a full-time Drop In Center coordinator to better reach underrepresented trafficking populations such as survivors of labor trafficking and survivors who are foreign born.

Date Created: September 21, 2020