Alameda County United Against Human Trafficking

Strategic Gathering Coincides with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Oakland, CA-- Today, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and AC United Against Human Trafficking host a retreat that has gathered together an impressive range of professionals and organizations working to combat human trafficking. The collaborative effort disrupts traditional approaches to combating trafficking. The group of professionals explores new and diverse means of addressing trafficking and helping survivors through tactics such as technology, data sharing, funding identification, policy and legislation.

“Today’s gathering brings together over 120 professionals to learn about each other’s work, share knowledge and identify strategies to best help some of Alameda County’s most vulnerable people,” says District Attorney O’Malley. “No one entity alone can stop the exploitation of human beings in our county or our state. Each agency and person plays a critical role in strengthening the global response to a problem that demands immediate action and long-term solutions.”

Formed in 2017, AC United is a unique collaborative, countywide effort of stakeholders representing non-profit organizations, justice partners, law enforcement agencies, elected officials, cultural organizations, education agencies, legal service providers and health service providers. Working together, the varied professionals that make up AC United ensure a unified approach to addressing and fighting commercial sexual and labor exploitation of children, teens and adults.

For more information on Human Trafficking, the district attorney’s HEAT Watch program visit http://www.heatwatch.org/

For more information on AC United visit http://www.heatwatch.org/heat_watch/task_forces/ac_united

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Posted on Jan 25, 2019