Mayor's Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking
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.
2017 Year Data Report
Click here to view agendas and minutes for past meetings.
To be added to the Task Force email list, please email Kyoko Peterson, Public Policy Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request an announcement be sent out to the entire email list, please email Kyoko Peterson, Public Policy Fellow, at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only official members of the Task Force are eligible to vote. To become an official member of the Task Force, you must:
- Be an organization. Only organizations are allowed to become members.
- 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).
- Verify your attendance with Department on the Status of Women staff by emailing them. They maintain attendance records.
- Fill out an application and submit to the Department on the Status of Women.
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.