procedures to create standards for more effective intervention, which will allow more lives to be saved and rehabilitated. Most importantly, it would create a much-needed strategic and comprehensive action plan to combat human trafficking in Illinois. The bill must now be signed by the governor before it can become a law.
Creating the task force is one of many ongoing efforts to address this issue from Sen. McConnaughay. Last spring, McConnaughay hosted an event at the Illinois State Capitol bringing together more than 20 organizations that fight human trafficking to not only honor these heroes, but also to help them advocate for their cause.
The passage of House Bill 2822 is just one effort they hope will continue the conversation about human trafficking, raise awareness and identify further steps can be taken to fight back, such as improving coordination between government agencies, law enforcement, and independent groups to better target those benefitting from human trafficking.
According to Sen. McConnaughay, this legislation is one of many ongoing awareness and advocacy initiatives to combat human trafficking throughout Illinois.