California

states-full-CaliforniaLocal Organizations and Referrals

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

California Against Slavery

Fresno Co. EOC Sanctuary and Youth Services
Fresno, CA
Main: 559-498-8543
Central Valley Against Human Trafficking Program: 559 268-1045
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Central Valley Freedom Coalition Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T) Watch Program
Alameda County District Attorney's Office
Oakland, CA
Main: 510-272-6222
Tipline: 510-208-4959
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http://www.heat-watch.org

Opening Doors, Inc.
Sacramento, CA
Main/Intake: (916)492-2591
Spanish: 916-492-2008
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www.OpeningDoorsInc.org
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA)
Sacramento, CA
Main: (916) 263-1555
24 Hr. Hotline: 916-920-2592
Toll-Free 24 Hr. Hotline: 866-920-2592
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www.sacramentorescueandrestore.net

WEAVE, Inc.
Sacramento, CA
Main: 916-448-2321
24hr Hotline: 916-920-2952
Toll Free 24hr Hotline: 866-920-2952 
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http://www.weaveinc.org

API Legal Outreach - Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative
San Francisco, CA
Main: 415-567-6255
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http://www.apilegaloutreach.org
Asian Women's Shelter - Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative
San Francisco, CA
24-hour crisis line: 1-877-751-0880
Main: 415-751-7110
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http://www.sfaws.org
Narika - Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative
Berkeley, CA
Main helpline: 1.800.215.7308
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http://www.narika.org
Freedom House
San Francisco, CA
The SAGE Project, Inc. - Standing Against Global Exploitation
San Francisco, CA 
Main: 415-905-5050
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http://www.sagesf.org/

San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
San Francisco County, CA
Main: 415-252-3208
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http://www.sf-hrc.org/index.aspx?page=58

South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking
San Jose, CA
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http://www.southbayendtrafficking.org/


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

The Salvation Army-Network of Emergency Trafficking Services
Anaheim, CA
714-783-2338
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www.ochumantrafficking.org

Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST)
Los Angeles, CA
24 Hr. Hotline: 888-539-2373
Main: 213-365-1906

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http://www.castla.org

Operation Safehouse
Riverside, CA
http://operationsafehouse.org/

San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation
San Bernardino, CA
http://www.sbcountyda.org/ServicesInformation/ServingVictims/CoalitionAgainstSexualExploitation.aspx  

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC)
San Diego, CA
(619) 666-2757
www.bsccoalition.org

GenerateHope
San Diego, CA
(619) 818-4026
http://www.generatehope.org 

Community Service Programs, Inc.
Santa Ana & Anaheim, CA
Task Force Administrator: (714) 765-1843
Volunteer Opportunities: (949) 250-4058 ext. 246
Case Referrals: 714-548-3856
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http://www.ochumantrafficking.org

Public Law Center
Santa Ana, CA
714-541-1010
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www.publiclawcenter.org

Children of the Night
Van Nuys, CA
24 Hr. Hotline/Main: 1-800-551-1300
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www.childrenofthenight.org

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris Project, click here.

CURRENT state lawS
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
California - Current Criminal Statutes
181 Infringement of personal liberty or attempt to assume ownership of persons
186 Distribution of proceeds from forfeiture sale, AKA California Control of Profits of Organized Crime Act (See 186.2 (a)(28))
236.1 Human Trafficking
236.1(c) Human Trafficking of Minors
236.2 Duty of law enforcement agencies to use due diligence to identify victims of human trafficking, Indicators
236.3 Real property used to facilitate violation of [Human Trafficking] shall have nuisance procedures applied
236.5 Duty of law enforcement agencies upon encounter with victim of human trafficking regarding LEA endorsements
266 (k) Additional fines; Use for child sexual abuse prevention and counseling and to serve minor victims of human trafficking
273.7 Disclosure of trafficking or domestic violence shelter
293 Publication of information regarding victim of sex offense or human trafficking
784.8 Severence of counts in case of human trafficking (venue; joinders; where crime involves multiple jurisdictions
13519.14 Training and guidelines for handling human trafficking complaints
14023 Priorities (The Attorney General shall give priority to matters involving organized crime, gang activities, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and cases involving a high degree of risk to the witness. Special regard shall also be given to the elderly, the young, battered, victims of domestic violence, the inform, the handicapped, and victims of hate incidents
18259.7 Pilot Program in Los Angeles to address needs of sexually exploited minors
13283 Noncitizen human trafficking victims have access to refugee cash assistance
AB 1956 (2012) Tattoo Removal for Juvenile Victims of Trafficking
AB 2040 Record Expungement for Victims of Human Trafficking
AB 2212 Civil Damages
AB 2466 Asset Forfeiture
AB 1193 Hotline Posting
SB 1091 Witness Support for Victims

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC Call Statistics

To view call statistics for California, please click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC California Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report
2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Human Trafficking in California: Final Report of the California Alliance to Combat Trafficking and Slavery Task Force

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.