Sex Work and Trafficking Policy Impact Committee - September 25, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
September 25, 2017 - 11:00am
25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94102

Sex Work and Trafficking Policy Impact Committee

September 25, 2017



Minouche Kandel

Katherine, APILO

Alix Lutnick

Carol Leigh


Prioritizing Safety for Sex Worker Policy

  • Still no meeting with Chief Scott.
  • Alix will reach out to Commission to see if can get this policy on the agenda for a commission meeting;
  • Minouche will ask Dianna to check with Chief Scott about rescheduling;
  • Carol will ask Stephany to approach someone on the Board about local ordinance option;


SFPD Data:

  • Alix’s team have been coding and entering reports into data base, so soon will be ready for analysis by statistician.
  • None of trafficking cases have been identified through “sting” operations but through tips from others or victims coming forward themselves.
  • Hopefully will have data to share by November meeting.


Committee Structure:

Need co-chair;


Priorities for 2017-2018

  • Frustrated with outreach on nail salons – nervous that doing it wrong; Don’t see effort from Task Force to work with massage establishments about positive actions-
  • Consistent, institutional response – having difficult conversations?
    • Agenda item on having hard conversations – need to understand even if we don’t agree;
    • Talking to the media – give examples on language to idea; positives and negatives – use a case study of an actual study; (maybe for retreat)
    • Immigration – ask someone from OCEIA to present at Task Force
    • Removal of condoms as evidence of racketeering in trafficking cases – (part of federal law) – how to address in San Francisco?
    • What are implications of SB 1193 for institutions that are required to put them up – what are effective outreach techniques?  Does it reinforce stereotypes?
      • Get input about involving the community;
      • Work with attorneys who represent the sex industry
    • How many convictions were vacated?
      • Ask Public Defender about stats

MK update on outreach in Mission.