CRB is taking on the cause of fighting Human Trafficking in our community. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both.
Last Sunday the newly formed Human Trafficking Ministry held an Awareness Forum to help educate and raise awareness of what human trafficking is and how it is affecting our community. District Deputy Attorney Wendy Patrick from the Sex Crimes and Stalking Division spoke about Human Trafficking in Our Backyard. She discussed how traffickers recruit at our middle school and high school campuses for the purposes of sexually exploiting them. f
San Diego has been identified by the FBI as the 8th largest population of human trafficking crimes in the US, superseding Las Vegas and New York because it is a tourist location, has nice weather and is close to an international border. Most of the victims identified in San Diego are not from other countries but from within our own country’s borders, the majority are runaway youths from broken families the average age between 12 to 17 years of age. Unfortunately, there are not enough services available to help rescue and rehabilitate victims of this crime in San Diego.
To learn more about Human Trafficking and how you can help fight it alongside CRB, come to an awareness event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to join the mailing list so that we can keep you informed of upcoming events and outreaches.