CSP’s Human Trafficking Program consists of:
- Direct Victim Services: CSP provides comprehensive services to adult and minor victims of international or domestic trafficking involving commercial sex or forced labor, who were victimized in Orange County, or who are survivors currently living in Orange County, CA.
- Administration of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF): The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force is a collaborative, county-wide effort between local and federal law enforcement, victim service providers, faith-based organization, volunteers, and community members working together to protect victims, prosecute offenders, and prevent further perpetration of this crime in Orange County. Federally funded OCHTTF partners include, Anaheim Police Department, CSP Victim Assistance Programs, The Salvation Army, and Westminster Police Department. OCHTTF monthly meetings are open to all interested members of the community.
- OCHTTF Volunteer Coordination for Victim Services and Outreach: The OCHTTF relies heavily on dedicated volunteers to work with human trafficking survivors as life-skills mentors, tutors, and translators. Volunteers are also the driving force of community outreach, education for anti-trafficking efforts in Orange County, and donations of in-kind and financial support which is utilized to provide direct assistance to victims. Monthly volunteer meetings provide training and support for volunteers. To get involved, please contact OCHTFF through the web portal: www.egovlink.com/ochumantrafficking/action.asp
- Coordination of statewide training: In partnership with the Westminster Police Department, CSP coordinates and delivers tuition free, an 8-hour POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) certified course to local and federal law-enforcement and first responders throughout the State of California. The course focuses on the human trafficking of minors. This project is funded by a Children’s Justice Act grant received through the California Emergency Management Agency. For an executive overview DVD, training information, and/or registration details, please visit: www.ActNowCA.com
What is Human Trafficking?
Human Trafficking or "modern day slavery" is a state and federal crime, and a global phenomenon that involves recruiting, harboring, transporting, or obtaining a person through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex (sex trafficking) and forced labor. Victims may be male or female, adults or minors, US citizens or foreign nationals. The crossing of state or national borders in not required for the crime to be considered human trafficking.