Southern California is a top destination in the country for human trafficking – a criminal enterprise so
lucrative it is topped only by the sale of illegal drugs.
Traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to lure their victims into commercial sexual exploitation – with
some victims as young as 12 – and other labor conditions.
The South Los Angeles Anti-Trafficking Committee (SLAATC) was established to coordinate resources and support during the 2022 Super bowl.
Local partners work together coordinating and establishing direct services to areas throughout the city and county of Los Angeles County where large numbers of children and youth are victimized through commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and adults are forced into sexual slavery.
In a County that encompasses more than 10 million people and 4300 square miles a divided into 8 Service Planning Areas (SPA), SLAATC ‘s strategy is to provide a victims centered approach necessary to complete mental and emotional healing.
What Drives Us
1. Create a uniformed approach to outreaching in hot zone areas throughout Los Angeles County known for prostitution and human trafficking.
2. Coordinate trainings for community members and key stakeholders.
3. Work with local city government to raise awareness and decrease the number of human trafficking victims in and around the County of Los Angeles.
4. Increase public awareness about safety, human trafficking and how to get involved.