At the SFCAHT's 2013 Human Trafficking Conference, the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women released an original video on the life of one San Francisco girl trafficked on streets throughout the Bay Area and Las Vegas. Click here to watch it now.
For more information about using this video in counseling, education and outreach efforts, please visit Child Sex Trafficking: A San Francisco Survivor's Story.
SFCAHT Committee Recruitment
SFCAHT is recruiting members for the following committees:
develop and coordinate SFCAHT training activities utilizing the Collaborative's multi-agency resources. click
2015 Anti-Trafficking Awareness Campaign Committee
plan and coordinate SFCAHT Anti-Trafficking Awareness campaign taking place on January 11, 2015-February 11, 2015
review and update SFCAHT's bylaws, procedures, and resources
oversee the gathering and updating of SFCAHT's membership information
MISSSEY Training Institute
MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, Serving Sexually Exploited Youth)
Date/Time: To be arranged at your site or event
Location: To be arranged at your site or event
Contact Person: Beth Quiriarte
Contact Information: 510-251-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: MISSSEY’s Training Institute offers CSEC 101/awareness trainings and discipline-specific, in-depth trainings, for professionals who work with at-risk youth. These trainings are offered to social service providers, law enforcement personnel, child advocacy professionals, educators, and health care providers, by a cadre of skilled trainers that include MISSSEY’s staff and select professionals with substantial experience working with victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Any organization--government, non-government, community-based, educational--can request a training from MISSSEY. Fees are charged on a sliding scale.
Congratulations to Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez on being named the new Executive Director of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls!
On August 8, 2014, Geena Davis, Academy Award-Winning Actor and Commission Chair announced the appointment to the press. Click HERE for the full press release.
Nancy has been instrumental in the building of our local anti-trafficking collaboration. She co-chaired SFCAHT in her position of Director of Government Affairs for Mayors Gavin Newsom and Edwin Lee. She is currently serving on Collaborative's Steering Committee in her position of President of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women.
The SFCAHT Conference on Labor Trafficking is Coming!
2014 State Grades are Out
On November 6th, Shared Hope International released the 4th Annual Protected Innocence Challenge - the most comprehensive study on state child sex trafficking laws. The findings will reveal which states are providing strong legal protection against trafficking and which states are falling behind their neighbors.
View your state grade HERE.
Click here for the full report.
Governor Brown signs important bills related to human trafficking
On September 29 and 30, Governor Brown signed the following bills related to human trafficking:
AB 1585 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas): Allows victim of human trafficking who was convicted of solicitation or prostitution, but can prove that the conviction was the result of their status as a victim of human trafficking, to petition the court to set aside the conviction.
AB 1610 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda): Permits conditional examination of a material witness or victim when a defendant has been charged with human trafficking and there is evidence the witness has been dissuaded from testifying at trial.
AB 1791 by Assemblymember Brian Maienschein (R-San Diego): Strengthens penalties for human trafficking crimes involving minors.
SB 477 by Senator Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento): Requires foreign labor contractors to register with the Labor Commissioner and penalizes intimidation, discrimination and other violations to prevent the exploitation of foreign workers.
SB 955 by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles): Adds human trafficking to the offenses for which interception of electronic communications may be ordered by a court.
SB 1165 by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles): Permits sex trafficking prevention education in school districts and ensures it will be considered for inclusion in the Health Framework for California Public Schools.
SB 1388 by Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance): Increases fines for the solicitation of an act of prostitution involving a minor.
The Governor vetoed
AB 2035, which would have diverted minor victims of human trafficking to juvenile dependents. His veto message can be found HERE.