Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $299,999)
This program is funded under the authority of the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2008, (42 USC 17601-17611, et seq.)(the PROTECT Act).
The Cook County State's Attorney Office will hire a Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Outreach Coordinator who will be dedicated to the Cook County ICAC-CSEC Program. The Coordinator will facilitate and coordinate the response throughout the State's Attorney Office to victims of CSEC. The Coordinator will work with Salvation Army's Promise Program to execute successful CSEC Training, collect the quarterly data concerning CSEC, conduct community educational presentations, maintain ongoing communication with direct service providers about victims, and accompany victims to court as needed.
Additionally, the State's Attorney Office will contract with two community service providers (STOP-IT and the Center on Halsted) to provide direct services to the juvenile victims of sexual exploitation in the form of one part-time Outreach Worker for each agency. The Salvation Army will be contracted to conduct three two-day local CSEC training. The Salvation Army will also provide psychological support in the form of trauma treatment as part of the aftercare plan for girls who have been initially served by Anne's House residential home and provide tutoring and educational services for CSEC victims in residence at the Annes House program.