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Sex trafficking of women and children is not just a global problem affecting millions, it’s a disturbing reality at home in the United States. It is modern-day slavery — and it’s growing. Today, there are more slaves in the world than at any other time in history.


Taking to heart our history as slaves in Egypt and our belief that no one should be exploited as we once were, JCAST Chicago aims to expose and address the aspects of this hidden and complex issue — sex trafficking in the U.S. — with a focus on women and children through a powerful program of public awareness, education, and advocacy.


As we have experienced liberation and freedom, it is our mandate to ensure our communities and laws respond to those trapped in our midst. Every woman and child deserves a life of freedom from coercion, violence, and sexual exploitation.

Click on the images on the right to learn more.