DA O’Malley Announces Events Honoring Human Trafficking Awareness Month

OAKLAND, CA – The month of January is designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is at the forefront on a local, state-wide and national level in its comprehensive response to the epidemic of human trafficking.

“My Office combats human trafficking on multiple levels,” explains District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley.

“We are the leaders in the state in the prosecution of traffickers. Our focus remains equally strong in meeting the needs of victims, educating the community and police agencies, and drafting vital legislation.”

During the month of January, the District Attorney’s Office is leading and participating in multiple events, meetings and trainings focused on ending this criminal enterprise:

January 13, 2016:

The District Attorney’s Office and California Attorney General’s Office co-host Truckers Against Trafficking Law Enforcement Training at the Port of Oakland (attendance restricted to law enforcement).

Third regional H.E.A.T. Institute Summit takes place in Anaheim, CA. The Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Institute is a state-wide research-based think tank created in 2015, with the purpose to end human trafficking in California.

The Institute brings together county leaders, child welfare, education, law enforcement, criminal justice, health, the non-profit sectors, and human trafficking survivors, to be part of a Blue Ribbon Commission. The Commission will focus on regional responses to and the understanding of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and other victims of human trafficking. The H.E.A.T. Institute will assess strengths, gaps and needs in order to develop a visionary strategy to put an end to human trafficking state-wide.

January 19, 2016:

The Alameda County DA’s Office introduces Oakland City Council’s resolution for Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

  • Oakland City Council Chambers, 5:30 pm

January 20, 2016:

The Alameda County DA’s Office hosts an in-depth training session, Human Trafficking Training for Hospitality Workers. This training is specifically designed to help hospitality workers understand the signs of human trafficking and what they can do to prevent it in their workplace.

  • Elihu M. Harris State Building, Room 1, 1501 - 1533 Clay Street, Oakland, 1pm-4pm
  • Press may arrive at 12:45pm and are invited to attend the training.
    Please RSVP HERE if you would like to stay for the duration of the event

January 21, 2016:

The Alameda County DA’s Office is participating in the press conference to introduce the No Traffick Ahead (NTA) ad campaign. The NTA ad campaign was created to raise awareness about human trafficking and to provide information about all forms of trafficking.

  • Father Alfred E. Boedekker Park, 295 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102, 11am-12pm

January 25, 2016:

Alameda County DA’s Office is guest presenter at Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea’s Human Trafficking event in Fresno, CA.

  • Peoples Church, 7172 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720, 4pm-6pm

January 26, 2016:

Alameda County Board of Supervisors issues proclamation declaring January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Supervisor Wilma Chan, sponsor.

  • Alameda County Chambers, Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, 11am

January 28, 2016:

Contra Costa County Human Trafficking Summit to include experts from Alameda County DA’s Office addressing inter-agency collaborative model approach to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.

  • Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2pm-3pm

To learn more about the Alameda County District Attorney’s efforts, H.E.A.T. Watch, and the H.E.A.T. Institute please visit:



Posted on Jan 14, 2016