On November 15, 2021, former Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (“ARC”) program participants, on behalf of themselves and a class of current and former participants, filed suit against The Salvation Army National Corporation and The Salvation Army, d/b/a Central Territorial of the Salvation Army, seeking relief and damages for the forced labor The Salvation Army required them to perform, in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“TVPRA”). The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleges that The Salvation Army targets and recruits thousands of economically vulnerable individuals facing housing and food insecurity or justice system involvement, and coerces them to perform physically demanding work in their commercial thrift store operations in exchange for pennies an hour in weekly “gratuities.” The action was filed by Nichols Kaster, PLLP, Justice Catalyst Law, and Fish Potter Bolaños, PC representing the Plaintiffs.