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THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC TO HELP STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ILLINOIS.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING HAS BEEN CALLED MODERN-DAY SLAVERY SAYS D-C-F-S SPOKESPERSON DEBORAH LOPEZ…AND THERE ARE SIGNS YOU CAN LOOK FOR TO HELP SAVE VICTIMS.

 

 

OTHER RED FLAGS INCLUDE A CHILD DRESSED IN CLOTHES THAT THEY COULDN’T AFFORD TO BUY, BRUISES OR RED MARKS AND SEEMING OUT OF PLACE GIVEN THE TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT. 

 

 

DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR…D-C-F-S INVESTIGATED 255 ALLEGATIONS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF CHILDREN, ALTHOUGH THE AGENCY SAYS IT’S A CRIME THAT’S OFTEN UNDERREPORTED. IF YOU SUSPECT A CHILD IS A VICTIM…CALL 9-1-1 OR THE STATE’S HOTLINE: 1-800-25-ABUSE.

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