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Administer Justice program fights human trafficking

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Learn about how ATLAST (Attorneys Targeting Labor And Sex Trafficking) and other programs are making a difference during a special presentation titled "Serving Victims of Human Trafficking and Violence: A Legal Perspective" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Administer Justice, 1750 Grandstand Place in Elgin.

This event is worth 1.5 CLE Credits. Seating is limited, so RSVP to Dwolf@administerjustice.org.

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On Monday, April 7, hear attorney Kim Spagui speak on the ATLAST program from 7 to 9 p.m. at Light and Life Ministries House of Prayer, housed in the Family Life Church Building -- Eagles Nest, 270 E. Chicago St. in Elgin. Enter through the red doors on North Geneva Street.

In 2013, Administer Justice launched project ATLAST. This program assists victims of sex and labor trafficking as well as victims of domestic violence and violent crimes.

The program is in need of immigration attorneys and paralegals to assist these victims with various legal issues. They also are in need of bilingual volunteers who can serve as interpreters during one-on-one client meetings with attorneys and to serve as client advocates, meeting with clients to further connect them with social service agencies, churches and other resources.

Administrative and outreach volunteers to help spread the word are also needed for the ATLAST program. To submit an application to volunteer, visit administerjustice.org.

Eighty-five percent of Administer Justice's funding comes from private individuals. To donate to the Administer Justice anti-trafficking program, visit administerjustice.org.

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