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Human Trafficking


Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services" such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. Human trafficking is a felony.

California Senate Bill 1193 (Civil Code section 52.6) requires certain types of businesses to post information about human trafficking in English and Spanish.
Attached are an 11 x 17 inch bilingual poster for Ventura County, 8.5 x 11 inch posters for Ventura County, and Frequently Asked Questions about the requirements.

If you feel you or another person may be the victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888.

Media and Information

Human Trafficking Laws English
Ventura County Poster (Penal Code section 52.6) 8.5x11" poster English or Spanish
Ventura County Poster (Penal Code section 52.6) 11x17" poster English and Spanish
United States Department of Education - Human Trafficking in America's Schools English
Frequently Asked Questions about Human Trafficking Poster requirements FAQs

Links to other Human Trafficking resources

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: (888) 373-7888.
http://traffickingresourcecenter.org/

Attorney General of California - Human Trafficking - includes laws prohibiting human trafficking and the posting of public notices, a 2012 report on The State of Human Trafficking in California, and other resources.
http://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking/

Bay Area H.E.A.T. Coalition - Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking.
http://www.heat-watch.org/bahc2freedom/

CAST (California Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking): (888) KEY-2-FREEDOM (888-539-2373).
http://www.castla.org/