HUMAN TRAFFICKING OUTREACH PROJECT

LA SB1193 IMPLEMENTATION 

Contact: Maya Paley, Director of Legislative and Community Engagement, NCJW/LA

323-852-8536 or maya@ncjwla.org

About the Project:

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that exists around the globe, including here in California.  Last spring, California took a step in fighting human trafficking by passing Senate Bill 1193, which added Section 52.6 to the California Civil Code.  The bill was passed in 2012 and went into effect in April of 2013. The bill 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.  To learn more about human trafficking in California and SB 1193, the State of California Department of Justice has information on their website that you can access at https://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking/sb1193

Passing SB 1193 was a victory, but implementation of the bill will require outreach to the twelve types of businesses affected by the bill. Our team of non-profit organizations and government agencies believes that businesses are most likely to comply with SB 1193 if they are provided with a poster that is both effective and attractive.  Human trafficking survivors voted on the final poster to be used in our outreach campaign. You can view and download the poster below.

The SB1193 Implementation Outreach Project was formed by the National Council of Jewish Women/LA in late 2013 and includes the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, T’ruah, Jewish Labor Committee, Oasis USA, and the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. The Project Partners have created 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.

On February 9, 2014, we held our first training for 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 will outreach in person to the specified businesses and establishments with print outs of the winning poster from the poster contest. 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.

At our press conference on February 10, 2014, we announced our partnership with both Los Angeles City and County officials to ensure that this law gets implemented. City Attorney Mike Feuer will be housing the posters on the City Attorney’s website (atty.lacity.org) as well as mailing out letters to all businesses in Los Angeles City required to comply with the law.

Participating Organizations: Mary Magdalene Project, Children’s Rescue Alliance

Questions?

If you are interested in becoming a participating organization, volunteering with this project, or inviting us to conduct the training in your community, please call 323-852-8536 or email maya@ncjwla.org.

Media Inquiries:

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 maya@ncjwla.org.

Volunteers:

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: Fill out my form!

Download Posters:

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.

 Flyer from our first volunteer training:

Press about the SB1193 Implementation Project:

Press Conference, February 10. 2014. View the entire press conference on the launch of this project here.