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Nancy E. O'Malley, District Attorney

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Proposition 35 Passes By A Landslide

On November 6, 2012, California voters passed Proposition 35 with an overwhelming 81% majority. The law, also known as the Ban on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery, increases prison terms for human traffickers, makes sex trafficking a registerable offense, mandates that convicted human traffickers pay fines to financially assist victims’ services, and requires that law enforcement receive training on human/sex trafficking.

Everyone agrees that human/sex trafficking is a despicable crime, that it does tremendous violence to its victims, and that we as a society should commit ourselves to combatting sexual exploitation with all available resources. Before Proposition 35 passed, a national study gave California a failing grade for its laws pertaining to child sex trafficking. As California is home to some of the most active human trafficking hubs in the country, it was clear that the state needed to take some action. That’s why the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office was so vocally in favor of Proposition 35. "The goal of all this is safe communities and to stop the victimization of children and women being treated as slaves," said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. "We need to change attitudes, we need to change the law, we need to increase protection for people who are being trafficked."

Posted on Dec 10, 2012