No Traffick Ahead

Local Government Resolution

Taking a Stand Against Human Trafficking in the Bay Area
Before the 2016 Super Bowl and Beyond

January is NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

WHEREAS, the crime of human trafficking is present in every country and every U.S. state; and

WHEREAS, the State of California and its constituent communities are considered to be receptor sites for trafficking due to economic conditions and proximity to international borders; and

WHEREAS, forced labor, commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary domestic servitude have been found to exist within local communities; and

WHEREAS, The FBI has identified the San Francisco Bay Area as one of the top 13 sites for child sex trafficking in the country and the National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from California than from any other state.  Over 10% of the labor trafficking calls received by the National Human Trafficking Hotline involve restaurant or food service industries; and

WHEREAS, the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act requires any retail or manufacturing company doing business in California that has more than 100 million in annual gross receipts worldwide to disclose their efforts to monitor human trafficking in their supply chain; and

WHEREAS, by engaging our hotels, restaurants, other businesses, and the general public to take a stand against human trafficking, the San Francisco Bay Area can be a model for how we can all work together to tackle human trafficking;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City/County of _________________________, (“Local Jurisdiction”) by adopting this resolution, does hereby state that:

  1. Local jurisdiction will use its best efforts to host events at hotels that have:
    1. Signed on to a Code of Conduct for the protection of persons from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism (such as www.thecode.org).
    2. Trained at least 50% of their employees on recognizing signs of both sex and labor trafficking on their premises,
    3. And/or conducted a risk analysis for human trafficking with their suppliers and leveraged their purchasing power to protect the freedom of those in their supply chain.
    4. Available training options are available on www.notraffickahead.org
  2. Local jurisdiction will use its best efforts to host events at restaurants or other venues that have taken a stand against both sex and labor trafficking by:
    1. Training at least 50% of their employees on recognizing signs of both sex and labor trafficking on their premises,
    2. Displaying anti-trafficking posters, in particular, ensuring SB1193 mandated businesses are in compliance,
    3. And/or conducting risk analysis for human trafficking with their suppliers and leveraging their purchasing power to protect the freedom of those in their supply chain.  
  3. Local jurisdiction will ensure that staff of Police Department, District Attorney, Sheriff, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Public Defender, Victim Services, Child Welfare, and Public Health agencies will participate in available human trafficking training.  Training will be completed in accordance with Prop 35, and local CSEC protocols or SB 855. Training options are available on www.notraffickahead.org.