Organizations

Law Enforcement Resources

Call 911 to report an immediate threat, then notify the agencies below.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal law is clear: “Sex trafficking of minors is a federal crime and punishable by imprisonment for 10 years to life.” (18 U.S. Code 1591) Also, “any person who aids abets, or counsels a federal crime to be committed may be punished as if they had committed the crime themselves.” (18 U.S. Code 2)    800.843.5678

FBI:  Los Angeles 310.477.6565  Sacramento  916.481.9110  San Diego 858.565.1255  San Francisco 415.553.7400

National Human Trafficking Hotline    888.3737.888

U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section

The mission of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) is to protect the welfare of America’s children and communities by enforcing federal criminal statutes relating to the exploitation of children. 

 

Organizations Helping Victims of Child Trafficking


California State PTA

PTA has a long history of advocating for the welfare of children.  The California State PTA has one million members that are concerned for the welfare of the children of California.  In May of 2010, the California PTA passed a resolution to support child trafficking awareness and to have a Child Trafficking Awareness Day.  The Child Trafficking Awareness Day is each year on January 11.

CAST LA

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1998 in the wake of the El Monte sweatshop case where 72 Thai garment workers were kept for eight years in slavery and debt bondage. CAST is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual human rights organization located in Los Angeles that has been nationally and internationally recognized for its dedication to the identification of trafficking survivors, the mobilization of all sectors of the community to identify and advocate against trafficking, and the provision of direct services for victims.

Carissa Project

Carissa Phelps is an excellent speaker and legal advocate for victims of child trafficking in California.  Having experienced the horrors of being trafficked into child prostitution personally, she has a passion to make a difference. She was a keynote speaker at the California State PTA Convention in 2010.

Children of the Night

Rescuing America’s children from child prostitution.  They have a 24 hour hot line (800.551.1300)  and a team of volunteers to provide assistance and education.

Faces of Slavery

Fight Against Child Exploitation and Sexual Slavery (FACESS).  Faces is passionate about helping child trafficking victims in California. Their current facility is capable of caring for up to 150 rescued children. They provide a loving, caring, family atmosphere to restore to these children the life and childhood that was stolen from them.

Forever Found

Forever Found is an organization that supports after care houses for victims of child trafficking and prostitution in California and Arizona.  They help raise funds through music.

International Crisis Aid

International Crisis Aid’s mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist.  They have started homes for victims of child trafficking in the United States.

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

Loose Change to Loosen Chains

Students Freeing Modern Day Slaves.  At twelve years old, Zach Hunter started a student-led effort  to collect loose change to fight modern day slavery.  He has written several books, been invited to the White House and has spoken in front of a combined audience of over one million people.  He is an inspiration to be that someone who makes a difference.  Read his blog and learn more about him at Wikipedia and My Space.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

Organizations Preventing Child Trafficking

California Against Slavery

California Against Slavery is working to pass a ballot initiative in 2012 to enact just and effective state laws to protect victims and prevent and prosecute the crime of human trafficking.

“Unlike crimes driven by psychiatric disorders, human trafficking is a criminal business driven by profits. It can be stopped if we cut the profits and increase the risk. Let’s make human trafficking the riskiest business in California.” – Daphne Phung, Executive Director and Founder of California Against Slavery

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.

Project Exodus

Project Exodus is a Christian anti-human trafficking organization which seeks to  find, rescue, and restore victims of human trafficking throughout the United States and the world and to empower individuals and communities to actively participate in the fight against slavery by becoming modern day abolitionists.

 

Protect Kids

Protect Kids  provides parents and students with tools and guidelines to stay safe on the internet.  They educate parents about the dangers of pornography and how it can lead to addiction, rape and crimes against children.

Shared Hope International

The mission of Shared Hope International is to eradicate sex trafficking through prevention, restoration and bringing justice.  They help train first responders, service providers and community members.  They help victims with shelter and services, and they initiate initiatives to combat injustice and help victims.

Stop Child Trafficking Now

Stop Child Trafficking has chosen to fund a bold, new approach, one that addresses the demand side of child sex trafficking by targeting buyers/predators for prosecution and conviction.  While over 260 organizations are currently focused on rescuing children, until the demand side is addressed, the supply will always exist.  Few people know that virtually no convictions have occurred in the U.S. in the last 10 years, thus this heinous crime grows.

Educational Resources


Child Trafficking.com

Child Trafficking .com is a digital library of research articles on child trafficking from around the world.  The library contains articles from governments, governmental organizations and various relief organizations.