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Metro Unveils Campaign Against Human Trafficking

More than 10,000 employees of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be trained on how to spot potential victims of sex trafficking with a newly unveiled campaign, “Don’t Be Silent.” As part of the ... Read more
22
May
2015

Going After the Buyers in Commercial Sex Trafficking

It has been called a “victimless crime” and “the world’s oldest profession.” But the reality is that yesterday’s prostitution has morphed into a multi-billion international industry increasingly run ... Read more
04
May
2015

Board of Supervisors Approves Funding to Help Trafficked Children

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has set aside nearly $7 million to address child sex trafficking as part of the 2015-2016 budget. The funds are expected to be used for sex trafficking prevention initiatives, programs and se... Read more
14
Apr
2015

Enforcing Rules on Motels to Prevent Human Trafficking

  Motels that receive Los Angeles County vouchers to house homeless people must comply with new rules to prevent the trafficking of women and children on their premises. Prompted by reports of sex trafficking and other crimes occu... Read more
03
Mar
2015

Helping Exploited Children Heal

As a licensed social worker, Candice Kimbell has heard many heartbreaking stories from children struggling with difficult issues. But when one child told her that she had been “recruited” at school, Kimbell was stumped. She discove... Read more
18
Feb
2015

Supervisor Shows Support for New Federal Sex Trafficking Bill

I would like to commend Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) for authoring the Combat Human Trafficking Act, which was introduced recently in the United States Senate. The bill seeks to penalize adults who buy ... Read more
21
Nov
2014

Los Angeles County Supports City of LA in Supreme Court Case

Los Angeles County is backing the City of Los Angeles in its effort to crack down on motels and hotels that are magnets for criminal activity, including child sex trafficking. Recently, the Board of Supervisors agreed to join in an am... Read more
28
Oct
2014

Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaign Begins

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas joined the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), Polaris, Clear Channel Outdoor, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson to announce an a... Read more
22
Sep
2014

County Unveils Pilot Program to Combat Sex Trafficking

  Los Angeles County is moving forward to strengthen the safety net for children who have been victims of sex trafficking. After two years of work, county departments are working together to provide wraparound services for these y... Read more
19
Aug
2014

Hundreds March Against Child Trafficking

Rachel Fleming could not contain her tears as she watched hundreds of marchers make their way down Western Avenue to send a loud message to pimps and johns who buy and sell children for sex. As marchers chanted, “Our children are not... Read more
01
May
2014
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