What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Victims are controlled and forced to perform labor, sexually exploited, or both. Sex trafficking, or the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), is happening to boys and girls right here in El Dorado County.
Children under age 18 induced into commercial sex are victims of human trafficking whether or not traffickers use force, fraud or coercion. Under California law, children who are sexually trafficked, or who receive food or shelter for, or paid to perform, sex acts are victims of child abuse.
Victims of Human Trafficking May:
CSEC Victims May
Help is Available! Call
the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline:
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center has a free, confidential hotline open 24/7 to help victims of human trafficking.
El Dorado County
Wants to Stop Human Trafficking
Local citizens, community groups, agencies and non-profits in El Dorado County are joining together to stop human trafficking. El Dorado County agency partners include:
For questions about Child Welfare programs of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency call (530) 642-7100 on the Western Slope or (530) 573-3201 in South Lake Tahoe.
SB 1193 - Businesses
Must Post Public Notices with National Hotline Number
California Senate Bill 1193 mandates that certain businesses and establishments post public notices about human trafficking, including the National Human Trafficking Hotline phone number. The law is very specific about which business must post, the information to be
contained in the notice, where to post the notice and more.
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