Capitol Crimes – In Our Own Backyards

Springfield, IL – State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is sharing a new episode of the “Capitol Crimes” podcast, a series dedicated to highlighting the stories behind legislation in Illinois. The latest episode dives into the gravity of human trafficking and the comprehensive legislative response spearheaded by the House GOP caucus. The legislative package includes bills filed by Rep. Jeff Keicher, Rep. Nicole LaHa, and Rep. Sanalitro.

“Human trafficking is a devastating reality that requires our immediate attention,” stated Rep. Sanalitro. “Through this legislative package, we are taking a stand for the victims and offering them the protections and support they so desperately need.”

The podcast sheds light on the entire Human Trafficking legislative package aimed at combating human trafficking, among which include two key bills proposed by Rep. Sanalitro: HB5469: Human Trafficking Order of Protection Act, and HB5468: Affirmative Defense for Trafficking Victims. These pieces of legislation represent significant steps forward in protecting and supporting survivors within the state.

HB5469: Human Trafficking Order of Protection Act provides trafficking victims with the ability to obtain orders of protection against their traffickers, offering a vital legal shield for those faced with the challenges of recovery and rebuilding their lives.

HB5468: Affirmative Defense for Trafficking Victims establishes a legal safeguard for victims compelled into criminal activities, ensuring the justice system recognizes their unique circumstances and provides a pathway to justice and healing.

Listeners are encouraged to tune into this important episode to gain a deeper understanding of human trafficking’s impact on our communities and the legislative efforts to address it.

For more information, please contact State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro’s district office at 630-349-0645

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.