HUMAN TRAFFICKING OUTREACH PROJECT
LA SB1193 IMPLEMENTATION
Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others. It exists around the globe, including here in California. Last spring, California took a step in fighting human trafficking by passing Senate Bill 1193. The law – which went into effect in April of 2013 – aims to raise awareness about human trafficking in our state by mandating that twelve types of businesses publicly post specific information related to human trafficking, including what it is and the phone numbers of the National Human Trafficking Hotline and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking’s Hotline. (To learn more about human trafficking in California and SB 1193, please visit the State of California Department of Justice’s website at https://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking/sb1193.)
As sponsors of the bill, the passage SB 1193 was a victory for NCJW/LA, but our work combatting human trafficking is not yet complete. Implementation of SB 1193 will require outreach to the twelve types of businesses affected by the law. To do this, the National Council of Jewish Women/LA formed the Human Trafficking Outreach Project (HTOP) in partnership with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, T’ruah, Jewish Labor Committee, Oasis USA, and the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. We have also partnered with both Los Angeles City and County officials to ensure the law’s implementation.
HTOP is a grassroots project to both raise awareness about human trafficking and to help reduce it by educating businesses about the law and providing them with posters. Its purpose is to train volunteers to conduct street outreach to ensure that businesses and establishments know about the law and put up the posters. Volunteers from throughout LA County outreach in person to the specified businesses and establishments with print outs of the poster. The training includes Human Trafficking 101, stories from survivors, and what the outreach entails, including safety precautions and how to record business responses. NCJW/LA is funding the printing of the posters county-wide.
Our team of non-profit organizations and government agencies believe that businesses are most likely to comply with SB 1193 if they are provided with a poster that is both effective and attractive. The poster currently being used is the winner of our poster contest, voted on by human trafficking survivors. You can view and download the poster below. The posters are also housed on City Attorney Mike Feuer’s website (http://atty.lacity.org/COMMUNITY/index.htm). NCJW/LA is funding the printing of the posters county-wide.
Participating Organizations: Mary Magdalene Project, Children’s Rescue Alliance
All trainings are open to the public. We’d love to have you attend and get involved!
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 10:00 am-12 pm.
Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA
RSVP to Leah Switzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (818) 955-5137.
If you are interested in becoming a participating organization, volunteering with this project, or inviting us to conduct the training in your community, or if you have questions or media inquiries, please contact Maya Paley, Director of Legislative and Community Engagement at NCJW/LA at 323-852-8536 or email@example.com.
If you are a volunteer and you need more posters, please download them from this page or contact Maya for printouts that you may pick up or have mailed to you. If you need to fill out your outreach tracking information, please click here.
Request a Training:
To request a training for your volunteers/organization click here.
Below is the SB1193 poster in jpeg format. You can also download the PDF version by clicking here. The posters are designed to be printed on size 11 x 17 paper.
Note: The SB 1193 notice was designed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. To learn more about their anti-human trafficking efforts, go to www.heat-watch.org.
- February 10, 2014: CBS Los Angeles: Local Businesses to Help Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking
- February 10, 2014: KCAL 9 Los Angeles: Human Trafficking Outreach Project
- February 10, 2014: NBC4 Los Angeles: LA Organization to Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Project
- February 10, 2014: KPCC Radio: Los Angeles Wants Business Owners to Post Anti-Human Trafficking Signs
- February 10, 2014: ABC7 News: Human Trafficking: Los Angeles County Steps Up Awareness
- February 10, 2014: Venice-Mar Vista Patch: City, County, Non-Profits Unite to Stop Human Trafficking
- February 10, 2014: NDT TV: Link to video on news channel here
Press Conference, February 10. 2014. View the entire press conference on the launch of this project here.