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PROMISE - Partnership to Rescue Our Minors from Sexual Exploitation

Previous announcements

PROMISE CSEC/Human Trafficking Training Seminar

PROMISE provided a full day of CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children)/human trafficking training at Dominican University on October 10, 2008. The training curriculum was developed by CCIP, a team of experts from around the country. Keynote speakers included representatives from London-based Oasis/Stop the Traffik and the Department of Defense. Mark Rodgers, Dean for the School of Social Work at Dominican University was presented with an award from PROMISE for the tremendous support received over the years. As a result of our successful Seminar, PROMISE has formed a long-term international partnership with Oasis Trust/Stop the Traffik. See photos from the event and the evaluation results of the Seminar compiled by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Conference

PROMISE presented at the Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Annual Conference on November 21, 2008 in Oak Brook Illinois. A workshop, The Salvation Army PROMISE and STOP-IT Programs -Efforts to End the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Initiatives to Combat All Forms of Human Trafficking was conducted for professionals and volunteers that serve children, youth and families.

The PROMISE program offers assistance in flagging Craigslist

Two hundred and twenty Salvation Army PROMISE task force members, CSEC Institute members, CSEC trafficking training seminar attendees, and community response plan participants, were contacted to assist Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s campaign to combat prostitution by removing erotic ads from Craigslist on Monday 1/12/09. Detailed instructions were provided on the process of flagging, in an attempt to get ads from the erotic section removed. This call to action is to recognize National Human Trafficking Awareness Day which is on Sunday, January 11, 2009.