January Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign

Key Partners: Contra Costa County Office of the District Attorney

Team Lead:  Susan & Justin

Every January the Alliance partners with the District Attorney’s office to run a countywide human trafficking awareness campaign. Ads run throughout the entire county on several transit agencies.

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Red Sand Project

Key Partners:  Multiple Contra Costa cities including Martinez and Antioch have hosted Red Sand events.

Team Lead:  Justin

The Red Sand Project is an international, participatory art exhibit helping communities spread awareness of human trafficking. The Alliance facilitates bringing the Red Sand Project to cities and institutions across the County.  By filling cracks in sidewalks and streets with red sand and using #RedSandProject, participants provide a visual disruption to passersby, hopefully sparking curiosity and further learning about this issue.

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Community Days Of Action

Key Partners:  Multiple jurisdictions and cities in Contra Costa have hosted Community or SB1193 Days of Action

Team Lead: Justin

The Alliance hosts “Days of Action” to enforce Senate Bill 1193 (SB1193). This law, which was passed in 2013, requires specified businesses including airports, train stations, truck stops, certain bars, urgent care centers, farm labor contractors, and certain massage parlors to post notices listing information about human trafficking and a hotline number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. During “Days of Action” volunteers gather together with members of law enforcement, and in small teams, visit specified businesses - providing them with posters that include hotline numbers to seek help, in addition to information on how to recognize human trafficking.

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No Traffick Ahead Hotel + Motel Trainings

Key Partners: No Traffick Ahead

Team Lead: Justin

The Alliance held a train the trainer course for 15 individuals in the Spring of 2017 in order to equip trainers with the curriculum and tools needed to train the hospitality industry on how to prevent, identify and respond to human trafficking. Many of these trainers were with Concord Law Enforcement and have now trained multiple hotels and motels in the Concord area.

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Documentary Screenings and Panel Discussions  

Key Partners: Multiple community centers, agencies, and groups have hosted documentary screenings and discussions

Team Lead:  Justin
ce hosts a range of documentary screenings and panel discussions around the issue of human trafficking. Screenings and discussions happen throughout the year at various community centers, events and as needed by request.

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