What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of individuals through force, abduction, fraud, or coercion for improper purposes, such as forced labor or sexual exploitation. Traffickers often target at-risk populations, including victims of other forms of violence, homeless youth, unaccompanied minors, and other displaced or transient individuals.
Human trafficking is not just an international issue but also occurs right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about the many forms of human trafficking and how it affects many communities, please read any of the following resources:
Administration for Children & Families, Office on Trafficking in Persons Fact Sheet
2018 Statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline
Administration for Children & Families, California: Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking.
How do I help?
Get involved! Become an informed and active ally in the fight against human trafficking by partnering with Community Violence Solutions.