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H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

Alameda County H.E.A.T. Watch Tip Line:
Office of the District Attorney, Alameda County
Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Mobilizing Businesses & Communities to Stop Human Trafficking.


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website and app,

Senate Bill 1193 (SB 1193) was passed in 2014 in an effort to provide critical resources for trafficking victims and educate the public about this illicit crime. The law requires certain businesses to display a "Stop Human Trafficking" flyer in a visible location for their customers and employees. Map1193 helps us enforce this law and engage businesses and the community against this illicit crime. To learn more about the law, visit

If you are a business or if you wish to display the SP 1193 poster, you may download this 11x17 poster in English/Spanish/Chinese or you may download a letter-sized poster in the following languages:

SB 1193

S.B. 1193 & Civil Code Section 52.6 -
Posting of Public Notices Regarding Slavery and Human Trafficking

SB 1193 is a law which requires certain businesses in California to display a poster (example as seen on the left) with anti-human trafficking resources.

California is one of the nation's top four states for trafficked persons, and the Bay Area is a particular national hot spot for human trafficking. California Attorney General Kamala Harris described it as the fastest growing criminal enterprise, worldwide and it is a multi-billion dollar global epidemic. Victims come from all backgrounds and are trafficked in all industries.

The SB 1193 poster was designed by the Alameda County DA Office, and meets all the requirements of the law. Additionally, you can access more information about the law here.

Studies have shown that in other states where similar posting requirements have been enacted, there was an increase in the number of reported trafficking situations and rescues of victims. Human trafficking in California is a problem but the community and businesses can help free victims of trafficking. By complying with SB 1193, they will join the Alameda County DA's Office and the community in the fight against the national criminal enterprise of human trafficking.

For questions, or guidance on complying with this new law, please contact us at