Allison Creekmur is the Staff Attorney and Project Coordinator for Project Beacon, a collaborative project between the Center for the Human Rights of Children and the American Indian Center. Allison received her Master’s in Literature with a minor in Gender Studies from University of Illinois-Chicago. She attended Loyola School of Law and received her J.D. in 2011. Most recently, Allison provided representation to domestic violence survivors with children in common with the abuser who were pursuing orders of protection in conjunction with criminal cases. Prior to this, Allison represented adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse pursuing civil remedies as well as labor trafficking survivors, advocating for their victim rights and applying for humanitarian immigration relief. Allison played a key role in developing the Illinois Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking. She also helped create the labor trafficking committee within the Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force. Allison has worked with community organizations, workers’ rights centers, law enforcement agencies, health providers, social service providers, and legal professionals to build networks and create multiple access points for survivors of trafficking to encounter one person they can trust and ask for assistance. As part of Project Beacon, Allison will focus on identifying the specific needs of trafficking survivors within the Native persons population in Cook County and building informed networks of organizations and professionals committed to assisting these survivors in culturally-competent ways.