Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention
“I am grateful to North County Lifeline’s Project LIFE Program and its indispensable partnership to the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force...Project LIFE partners with our office, the FBI, the community and all of law enforcement to fight this modern-day slavery all year long." -San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan
What can YOU do in the fight against human trafficking?
Human Trafficking and Recruitment of Youth During COVID-19 from K Thomas on Vimeo.
PROJECT LIFE PROGRAM GROUP OVERVIEW
San Diego is one of the 13 highest sex trafficking areas in the United States, according to the FBI, and the number of trafficking victims in San Diego continues to increase every year.
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, commercial sex, or both. Trafficking victims can be male and female, youth and adults, citizens and non-citizens. More than 85% of North County Lifeline’s sex and labor trafficking victims are domestic clients.
The core mission of Lifeline’s human trafficking prevention and intervention program, Project LIFE (Living In Freedom from Exploitation) is to support human trafficking victims on their path to recovery and self-reliance.
Did you know that social media and online platforms are the most common places sex-traffickers attempt to recruit from, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic? We understand the increasing risk of recruitment of our youth.
Here is an 11-minute video highlighting the increased risk of human trafficking and recruitment of youth during COVID-19 and how to have conversations with youth about their internet usage. Or Download the San Diego Trafficking Prevention Collective PDF with questions to ask your child to keep them safe online and FBI recommendations to parents.
Click HERE to read about ProjectLIFE Research findings from Criminal Justice Clearinghouse & SANDAG.
A commitment to EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and SUPPORT the fight to combat human trafficking in San Diego County.
With your pledge, you join a community of activists working to end human trafficking. YOU are making a difference today. Together we can stop the exploitation of our neighbors, our children, and our community. Click HERE to take the Pledge today!
Thank You to all our Pledge Participants!
Individual Pledge Participants:
Paul Garza, Board Member
Emily De la Cruz
Barbara Levine, Board Member
Rick Martinez, Board Member
Sara Campbell, Board Member