Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-0129    Version: 1 Name: Human Trafficking Grant
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/21/2022 In control: Law & Judicial Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance and execution of an Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking grant awarded by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) to establish the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force, including an emergency appropriation of $750,000 in federal funds,
Attachments: 1. Human Trafficking Award Acceptance Notification 2022, 2. Grant Accounting Spreadsheet to FAS - DOJ OJP Human Trafficking Task Force 10-01-21 thru - 09-30-24
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Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance and execution of an Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking grant awarded by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to the Lake County State's Attorney's Office (LCSAO) to establish the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force, including an emergency appropriation of $750,000 in federal funds,

Staff Summary
* The LCSAO has applied for an ECM Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking grant through the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).
* The grant term is for three years, with a period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024.
* The LCSAO will partner with A Safe Place to establish the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force in an effort to reduce human trafficking, provide services to the survivors and aggressively find and prosecute traffickers.
* Program funding of $1,000,000 includes $750,000 that is allocated to the LCSAO and includes salary and benefits for a full-time Human Trafficking (HT) Task Force Investigator/Training Coordinator, a full-time HT Assistant State's Attorney and 50 percent for a HT Task Force Coordinator. This last role will be shared equally with A Safe Place, who has also budgeted 50 percent of salary and benefits for this individual. A $250,000 of in-kind match funding is included in the LCSAO's budget.
* If funding for this program ends, and new funding is not secured, the program and staffing will be eliminated.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the OJP posted a notice of funding opportunity for an ECM Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking grant for the term of three years, starting October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024; and

WHEREAS, the LCSAO submitted an application to establish the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force in conjunction with A Safe Place. Federal program funding of $750,000 includes two and one-half full-time staff consisting of a Human Trafficking (HT) Task Force Investigator/Training Coordinator, a HT Assistant State's...

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