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The State of Human Trafficking in California 2012

Publication date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
California Department of Justice

In January 2012, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris created a Human Trafficking Work Group to examine the nature and scope of human trafficking in California in 2012; to evaluate California’s progress since 2007 in combating human trafficking; and to identify challenges and opportunities in protecting and assisting victims and bringing traffickers to justice. The Work Group was comprised of representatives of educational institutions, private entities, and a broad spectrum of law enforcement agencies. This report reflects the Work Group discussions held during three day-long meetings in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as supplemental research and investigation by the California Department of Justice.