The problems of sex trafficking are both disturbing and relevant and we have laid out some of the main issues here.
Trafficking victims report they typically are given a quota by their trafficker/pimp of 10 to 15 buyers per night. Conservatively, a domestic minor sex trafficking victim is likely to be raped by 6,000 buyers during the course of her victimization through prostitution.
California is a hot spot for domestic human trafficking because of its large population, international borders, large economy, extensive ports, and metropolitan regions.
Gangs and other criminal enterprises have learned that the sex trade and prostitution provide higher profits—an estimated $32 billion per year worldwide—with a lower penal and detection risk than drug or weapons trafficking.
Experts estimate that less than one percent of victims in Los Angeles have been identified. Only 8.5 offenders are convicted for every 100 victims identified.
CARE 18 is a multi-sector collaborative committed to mobilizing faith and community advocates to support the efforts of service providers, government and law enforcement agencies fighting local human trafficking.
Local communication campaign geared towards public awareness of the problem. Including the Speakers Bureau, which trains and develops speakers to talk about this issue to parents, teens, the business community, the faith community and more.
According to California Attorney General Kamala Harris, “A vertical prosecution model run outside routine vice operations can help law enforcement better protect victims and improve prosecutions.” This is happening in Los Angeles with the LAPD Human Trafficking Unit and the FBI Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team. We support the efforts of the LA Regional Human Trafficking Task Force in their advocacy work.
Provide job and life skills training as well as internships and career opportunities for survivors by partnering with the Qualified Academy. Bring healing and restoration to survivors in Pomona by develop an Outreach Center.
Human Trafficking is happening here in our own backyards. As the men of Southern California, we're not willing to let it continue. Stand up for th...