Bay Area Resources

Alameda County HEAT Watch

The mission of H.E.A.T. Watch is to develop an effective comprehensive, collaborative, and regional response to human trafficking of all forms; to provide tools, education, and community engagement to change societal, legal, and institutional approaches; and to support victims and hold their offenders accountable.

Bay Area Human Trafficking Coalition

The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition works to equip individuals, empower communities and engage non-profits with best practices to sustain in the fight against human trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Freedom House

Freedom House is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human-trafficking by providing a safe home and long-term aftercare.

San Francisco Coalition Against Human Trafficking

SFCAHT is committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, advocacy, and supporting survivors of human trafficking by taking a zero tolerance stance on exploitation, violence, and human trafficking and building a strong group of anti-trafficking advocates and experts in San Francisco.

The SAGE Project

The SAGE Project’s mission is to improve the lives of persons who have experienced or are at risk of sexual exploitation, human trafficking, violence and other forms of trauma.

San Jose PD Human Trafficking Task Force

South Bay Coalition to End Trafficking

Utilizing a victim-centered approach, the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking’s mission is to ensure the protection of victims, the prosecution of offenders, and the prevention of human trafficking and slavery through an effective coordinated partnership.

State Resources

California Against Slavery

California Against Slavery's mission is to defend the freedom of every child, woman and man by empowering the people of California to fulfill our obligation to stop human trafficking.

National Resources

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations E-Guide

Developed in partnership by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), this e-Guide is a resource for both established and new Task Forces. Established Task Forces can use it to enhance existing operations or as a tool to assist in the revitalization of Task Force efforts and operations.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Human Trafficking

CAST's mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.

Department of Health and Human Services: Anti Trafficking in Persons Program

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program (ATIP) identifies and serves victims of human trafficking, assisting foreign trafficking victims in the United States to become eligible for public benefits and services to the same extent as refugees.  The program also raises awareness of human trafficking through the HHS Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign.

Department of Homeland Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement: Human Trafficking Investigations

End Slavery Now

End Slavery Now is a  charitable organization that is here to help you fight modern slavery and human trafficking with the best resources available. Our mission is to end slavery in our lifetime.

Federal Bureau of Investigation: Human Trafficking Department

The FBI has stepped up its efforts to disrupt human trafficking operations worldwide and to free its victims. These efforts are focused on combating the exploitation of individuals who work in labor industries, such as agriculture and domestic service, and who are forced into prostitution and/or slave labor.

Not For Sale

Not For Sale fights modern-day slavery around the world using business creation, supply chain evaluation, and aftercare aid. By creating enterprise opportunities for vulnerable communities, offering social services to survivors and those at-risk to human trafficking, and evaluating the use of forced labor in mainstream supply chains, Not For Sale works to ensure that no one is for sale.

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, US Department of State

The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement on the fight against human trafficking, partnering with foreign governments and civil society to develop and implement effective strategies for confronting modern slavery. The Office has responsibility for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance, and public engagement on trafficking in persons.

Polaris Project

Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (1-888-373-7888), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.


VERA Out of the Shadows: A Tool for the Identification of Victims of Human Trafficking

To make the identification of trafficking victims easier—and subsequently, getting them the services and support they need while also generating evidence against their traffickers—Vera created a screening tool to be used by victim service providers and law enforcement when faced with someone who may be a victim of  human trafficking. The tool, a 30-topic questionnaire that was tested by service providers and validated by Vera researchers, is the result of a two-year study funded by the National Institute of Justice.