In March 2013, Mayor Ed Lee launched the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking to review current efforts to improve the City’s response to human trafficking and identify gaps in services for survivors. The Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking takes a comprehensive, victim-centered approach and includes partners from law enforcement, social services agencies, and community based organizations. It aims to effectively intervene in human trafficking situations and focuses on long-term local solutions to this complex issue that affects the whole community. The Department on the Status of Women staffs the Task Force. The Task Force has general meetings every other month. Several committees also meet regularly: Youth Trafficking, Labor Trafficking, and Sex Work and Trafficking Policy Impact.
Click here to view agendas and minutes for past meetings.
For a list of agencies providing services for anti-human trafficking or for survivors of human trafficking in San Francisco, click here.
The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) addresses human trafficking in the Bay Area through conferences, public awareness events, and a poster contest. Click here to learn more. The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking has an online directory of resources here.
Child Sex Trafficking: A San Francisco Survivor's Story:
Produced by former Director of Media and Community Affairs Aimee Allison, this is a groundbreaking video on the life of one San Francisco child sex trafficking surivor. This video features a young woman who was first trafficked at age 12 from a San Francisco middle school. Like many victims of child sex trafficking, she describes a troubled home life, arrests, probation, the child welfare system, and her neverending search for love and security. After surviving ten years of trafficking, she shares her unique perspective on healing, redemption and a way out. It’s a must-watch for policymakers, young people, advocates, survivors, legal professionals, and educators.
Report Suspicious Activity:
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888
San Francisco Police Department Tipline: 415-643-6233
Educate yourself about slavery in the supply chain:
Take your “slavery footprint” at slaveryfootprint.org
Send a letter to companies demanding a slave-free manufacturing supply chain at Chain Store Reaction: chainstorereaction.com
Donate Your Time or Money:
Check out our resources for local organizations serving human trafficking survivors.
Join the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) to help out with local educational and advocacy efforts. E-mail email@example.com to be added to the SFCAHT mailing list and find out about local events.
Join regional efforts to address human trafficking at NoTraffickAhead.com.
Organize a Training for Your Workplace, Faith Community or Neighborhood Group:
Contact Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach at info@ APILegalOutreach.org, or check out on-line training at Polaris Project: http://www.polarisproject.org/what-we-do/national-human-trafficking-hotline/access-training/online-training.
Sign up for an E-Newsletter:
The Polaris Project – national anti-human trafficking resource center: www.polarisproject.org;
Stop Trafficking Anti-Human Trafficking Newsletter: http://www.stopenslavement.org
Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (Los Angeles): www.castla.org/newsletter
Since 2013, California has required certain business to post a human trafficking notice that promotes awareness of the resources for survivors of human trafficking and slavery.
The Department on the Status of Women is part of a regional effort to coordinate anti-human trafficking efforts in the Bay Area. Learn more at www.notraffickahead.com.
San Francisco was the first jurisdiction in the Bay Area to pass the No Traffick Ahead local government resolution, which leverages local buying power to encourage businesses to address human trafficking. To see San Francisco's resolution, click the link below:
For a model resolution to adopt in your city, check out this example:
In February 2016, several Bay Area counties launched an anti-human trafficking campaign. These are the images that were featured on ads around the region.