What do you know about human trafficking?
Think it only happens in other countries?
83% of all confirmed sex-trafficking victims in the United States are from the United States.
It takes a village to rescue a child and prosecute a trafficker – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley.
We need to work together as a community, as a nation, to stop this epidemic of modern-day slavery. Only by educating ourselves, pooling our resources and reaching out to victims can we make a difference.
The mission of H.E.A.T. Watch is to develop an effective, comprehensive, collaborative and regional response to human trafficking of all forms; to provide tools, education and community engagement to change societal, legal and institutional approaches; and to support victims and hold their offenders accountable.
H.E.A.T. Watch is a five point program designed to combat human trafficking by raising community awareness, training law enforcement, prosecuting offenders, coordinating victim services, and changing legislative policy.