Stockton - The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is participating in Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a month-long campaign to bring awareness and solutions forward to end Human Trafficking and aide survivors.
"The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office fights for survivors of crime each and every day," said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. "We will continue to prosecute and penalize those who benefit from dehumanizing and exploiting men, women, and children in our community."
Human trafficking occurs when persons are either forced into labor or forced into sex exploitation. Tragically, nearly 403,000 individuals are trafficked in the United States, with 99% of victims forced into sexual exploitation being women and girls.
"It is our goal at the Family Justice Center to bring hope and healing to survivors of human trafficking, as well as wrap-around services in order to assist them on their journey to wellness," said Family Justice Center Program Manager Suzanne Schultz.
To learn more information about the Family Justice Center and warning signs of Human Trafficking, visit SJCFamilyJusticeCenter.com. We encourage our members of our community to register for the End Human Trafficking Summit which will occur on January 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST .