The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking
(SFCAHT) has a membership of over 30 agencies representing a broad array of nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, service providers, educators, and community members. SFCAHT is chaired by community advocate Nancy Goldberg from the Jewish Family and Children's Services and Diana Oliva-Aroche from the San Francisco Mayor's Office. It is staffed by members of the Department on the Status of Women who manage the day-to-day functions and communications of the Collaborative. SFCAHT is committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, advocacy, and supporting survivors of human trafficking by taking a zero tolerance stance on exploitation, violence, and human trafficking and building a strong group of anti-trafficking advocates and experts in San Francisco.
If you suspect that human trafficking is taking place, please contact SFPD's Vice Crimes tip line at (415) 643-6233.
Directory of Services Available to Survivors of Human Trafficking
SFCAHT has created a comprehensive Directory of non-profit and government services for survivors of human trafficking available to service-providers and residents within San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Since 2010, the Cityof San Francisco formally recognized the dates between January 11(National Human Trafficking Awareness Day) and February 12 (Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday) as Human Trafficking AwarenessMonth. During this month, SFCAHT coordinates and publishes a calendar of events to be held by different organizations participating in this very important annual event. To view list of annual events, please click on each year.
New Must-See Video!
The San Francisco Department on the Status of Women just released an original video on the life of one San Francisco girl trafficked on streets throughout the Bay Area and Las Vegas. Watch it now on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35AErgcBoqI.
For more information about the video and additional resources, please visit Child Sex Trafficking: A San Francisco Survivor's Story.
For information regarding using this video in counseling, education and outreach efforts, please contact Minouche Kandel, Women's Policy Director, at: Minouche.Kandel@sfgov.org.
Meetings, Events, & Announcements
- 2014 Modern-Day Abolitionist Awards
ANNOUNCING THE SFCAHT 2014 MODERN DAY ABOLITIONIST AWARD WINNERS
February 3, 2014
The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) and the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Modern Day Abolitionist Award, which is given out each year to Bay Area leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to creating a local and global community that values human life and abhors practices that deny a person’s right to live a life free from violence, exploitation, and slavery. This year, the Award will be given out to three winners.
Genice Jacobs - Award for Advocacy. Ms. Jacobs is a community activist in Oakland who co-authored a resolution last year which prioritized commercially, sexually, exploited youth prevention and led to the creation of a human trafficking task force in the City of Oakland. She was also instrumental in the launch of Oakland’s child sex trafficking billboard and bus shelter public awareness campaigns.
Diana Oliva-Aroche - Award for Government Policy. Under Ms. Oliva-Aroche’s leadership, the San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking took shape last year, and has already begun to take on such tasks as data collection and promoting compliance with a new state law requiring businesses to post anti-trafficking notices.
San Francisco Police Department Special Victim Unit’s Human Trafficking Task Force (SVU-HT) - Award for Enforcement. Since its inception in 2011, the SVU-HT has continually strived to handle human trafficking cases with an innovative, interdisciplinary, and coordinated approach with a focus on understanding survivors’ needs and victim protection.
These winners will be honored by Supervisor Katy Tang, on February 11th at the closing event of SFCAHT’s Human Trafficking Awareness month, a month-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking.
Tuesday, February 11, 10 am – 12N @ Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street
The closing event will also feature a panel presentation about “Discouraging Demand” to cover new research on demand for prostitution, San Francisco’s First Offender Prostitution Program (the “John School”), as well as Alameda County’s successful efforts to reduce demand.
To attend the closing event or for more information, please contact Antonia Lavine at email@example.com.
SFCAHT Closing Event Press Release
SFCAHT Anti-Human Trafficking Teen Poster (PDF)
WINNERS OF THE 2014 ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING TEEN POSTER CONTEST
1st place poster: Mary-Claire Amable, Tin Dinh, and Lauren Hernandez from Woodside International School.
2nd place poster: Sabrina Farrar from City Arts and Technology High School.
3rd place poster: Elsa Ma (Raoul Wallenberg High School) and Mimi Truong (Burton High School) from Community Youth Center San Francisco.
The winners were recognized by Paul Henderson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety at the Mayor’s Office, during the Human Trafficking Awareness Month Kickoff on January 10th, 2014 at City Hall.
- Anti-Trafficking Awareness Month Kick-Off Event at San Francisco City Hall
January 10, 2014, 11:00 am -12:00 pm
San Francisco City Hall, Room 400, 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA
Join us to learn the winner of the Teen Poster Contest and to mark the launch of San Francisco’s efforts to enforce SB 1193, the landmark bill requiring certain businesses to post anti-trafficking notices.
For more information, please contact:
Minouche Kandel, Esq.
Director of Women's Policy
San Francisco Department on the Status of Women
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94102
How to Get Involved
- Subscribe to our mailing list to receive notices of upcoming public events sponsored by SFCAHT or by our partners and to stay informed about anti-human trafficking efforts in San Francisco.
- Become a Member Agency: SFCAHT is currently defining its membership criteria and application process this spring. Agencies currently working to end human trafficking or support survivors of trafficking that would like to join the Collaborative can check back soon for more information about how to join SFCAHT.
- Volunteer or intern with one of our partners: Take a look at SFCAHT's 2013 Directory of Services for Survivors of Human Trafficking to find an agency you may want to volunteer for. Each agency has its own protocols for screening and selecting volunteers, a necessary facet of work with this vulnerable community. Contact the agencies directly for details about their various volunteer opportunities. Currently, no volunteer or internship positions exist with the Collaborative itself, so please contact agencies directly for volunteer information.
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