The H.E.A.T. Watch
What is H.E.A.T Watch?
H.E.A.T. Watch is an anti-human trafficking organization that is working towards ending human trafficking and exploitation in the Bay Area. We have developed a five-point strategy designed to help victims physically, emotionally and legally. Our strategy includes raising community awareness, training law enforcement, aggressively prosecuting offenders, coordinating existing victim services and promoting sustainable policy changes.
Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch Blueprint
FIVE POINT STRATEGY
- COMMUNITY: We empower the community by dispelling myths & misconceptions about this form of child abuse. We also teach them how to identify & report human trafficking. Our community programs include H.E.A.T. Watch Radio & Neighborhood H.E.A.T. Watch.
- LAW ENFORCEMENT: Our Office has trained law enforcement officers from Alameda County agency, along with various other agencies throughout the nation.
- PROSECUTION: Our vertical H.E.A.T. Unit consists of two District Attorneys, a victim-witness advocate & an inspector.
- LAW & POLICY: The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has drafted, sponsored, advised & supported key pieces of human trafficking related legislation in CA.
- SERVICE PROVIDERS: We convene a multidisciplinary case review called SafetyNet that provides case management & stabilization for victims. We also oversee the Young Women’s Saturday Program, a 16-week education & empowerment course for at risk & involved commercially sexually exploited youth.
We provide materials, expert resources, and technical assistance using strong partnerships and effective communication. We engage the community, protect victims, enhance efforts to investigate and prosecute their traffickers, and stop human exploitation and trafficking.
What is the H.E.A.T Watch toolkit?
The H.E.A.T Watch Toolkit Website is a website designed to help you become educated about human trafficking and to help you combat the epidemic in your neighborhood.
H.E.A.T. Watch toolkit
Learn more about H.E.A.T. Watch by reading our Executive Summary, or visiting our Online Toolkit.