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Training offered to combat human trafficking

Registration is due by Monday

PRINCETON — Freedom House, the Center for Prevention of Abuse, and the Tenth Judicial Circuit Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council will host a free human trafficking training from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Nelson Chapel (adjacent to Freedom House), 446 Elm Place in Princeton.

Worldwide, there are 24.9 million victims of human trafficking. While it is the second largest crime in the world, in 2016 alone, Illinois reported 202 cases of human trafficking.

Sara Dillefeld, an Illinois certified domestic violence professional and the director of Human Trafficking Services at the Center for Prevention of Abuse, will present:

• Prevalence and current trends of human trafficking.

• Relevant laws.

• Role of law enforcement and domestic violence advocates.

• Most vulnerable and common tactics used on victims by traffickers.

• Tips for identification and local resources.

This training will be beneficial to any law enforcement, prosecutor, health care provider or victim service provider. ICDVP CEUs will be available for $5. Law Enforcement CEUs will be available at no cost.

Register by Monday, Jan. 15, to ksnow@freedomhouseillinois.com. For more information, contact Mary Taylor at 309-672-6992 or mtaylor@peoriacounty.org.

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