Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking

About the Task Force

Materials Produced by the Task Force

Yearly Highlights

Reports

Meeting Information

Contacting the Task Force

Procedures and Processes

Evaluation of the Mayor's Task Force

About the Task Force

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 city departments 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.  There are also several commitees that meet regularly: Youth Trafficking, Adult Trafficking, and Sex Work and Trafficking Policy Impact. All information about committees can be found here

The mission statement of the Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking is: 

  • The San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking shall oversee a collaborative, comprehensive and data driven approach that effectively prevents and coordinates responses to human trafficking situations and focuses on long-term solutions to this wide-ranging problem. 
  • The Task Force commits to an approach that is responsive to a person's individual experience, is informed by one’s self determination, and does not further traumatized or criminalize people. 
  • The Task Force works through a collaboration of government, business, and community-based organizations, and includes those affected by trafficking and policies developed to address trafficking. 
  • The Task Force makes policy recommendations to improve the lived experiences of persons who are trafficked.
  • The Task Force supports San Francisco as a sanctuary city, and is committed to supporting all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status.

Yearly Highlights

2013-2017 highlights of Mayor's Task Force Summary 

2014 highlights of Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Traffickin

Meeting Information

Click here to view agendas and minutes for past meetings.

2019 Meeting Schedule 

Contacting the Task Force 

To be added to the Task Force email list, please email Kyoko Peterson, Public Policy Fellow, at kyoko.peterson@sfgov.org

To request an announcement be sent out to the entire email list, please email Kyoko Peterson, Public Policy Fellow, at kyoko.peterson@sfgov.org

Procedures and Processes 

Periodically the Task Force votes on recommendations, position papers, guides, etc, that are deemed relevant to anti-trafficking efforts in San Francisco. To request that the Task Force vote a specific item, please contact Kyoko Peterson, Public Policy Fellow, at kyoko.peterson@sfgov.org

Only official members of the Task Force are eligible to vote. To become an official member of the Task Force, you must: 

  1. Be an organization. Only organizations are allowed to become members. 
  2. Attend at least 50% of general meetings in the past year and 75% of committee meetings in the past year (whichever committee you choose to attend). 
  3. Verify your attendance with Department on the Status of Women staff by emailing them. They maintain attendance records. 
  4. Fill out an application and submit to the Department on the Status of Women. 

Evaluation of the Mayor's Task Force 

Dr. Alexandra Lutnick, with RTI-International, recieved a Department of Justice grant to evaluate the Mayor's Task Force. An explanation of the evaluation and all the reports can be found here