LA COUNTY, CITY TO CRACK DOWN ON ENFORCING HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE LAW
California's SB 1193 requires certain businesses---including airports, bus stations, hospitals, rest stops, bars, and strip clubs---to display posters that feature a hotline number for witnesses and victims to report sexual exploitation and other forms of human trafficking.
The County and City of Los Angeles will increase enforcement of the law, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and LA City Councilmember Nury Martinez announced on the final day of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Ridley-Thomas and Martinez's move comes after volunteers from the Human Trafficking Outreach Project reported that more than half of the California businesses they visited were out of compliance four years after SB 1193 became law.
"The county targets certain locations for intensified awareness-raising, such as emergency rooms, urgent care centers, transit centers and motels, which provide prime opportunities for trafficked persons to seek help in escaping from their traffickers," Ridley-Thomas said.
Read more about the city-county effort: here.