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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

Preventing Child Sex Trafficking in Foster Care

More than 50 percent of the children in Los Angeles County who become victims of sex trafficking are in the child welfare system. Although county social workers have been trained to spot the signs that show vulnerable young people are ... Read more
25
Mar
2014

More Help Coming to Trafficking Victims

Instead of arresting children who are bought and sold for sex on prostitution-related charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has launched a new program for juveniles in Compton and Sylmar that seeks to help them g... Read more
12
Feb
2014

Posters Campaign to Aid Victims of Trafficking

Two years ago, as they gathered around a conference table at the Coalition to Abolish Trafficking and Slavery, a group of sex trafficking survivors decided that posting a hotline number in bars, truck stops, massage parlors and emergen... Read more
10
Feb
2014

A Haven for Victims of Human Trafficking

For years, community activist Sinetta Farley saw too many young girls walking the streets of Long Beach Boulevard, a popular “track” for human trafficking. And so Farley was moved to help the young victims of the sex trade. She fou... Read more
31
Jan
2014

Funds Approved to Help Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a two-year, $200,000 grant for the non-profit organization, Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) to coordinate much needed victim services such as crisis intervention,... Read more
21
Jan
2014
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