The Public Awareness & Education Committee develops and coordinates outreach and public awareness projects on human trafficking.
With feedback from survivors, we determine which efforts best lead to victim identification and integrate anti-trafficking messaging into existing community outreach. We hope to facilitate better communication between organizations, and to foster collaborative relationships with law enforcement through training, outreach, and victim referral. Our trainings with law enforcement focus on how to identify victims and the resources available to survivors. We also plan Human Trafficking Awareness Month activities in January of each year.
One of our projects is the SacPOST (Sacramento Poster Outreach to Stop Trafficking) campaign. SacPOST grew out of a California law (SB 1193; Civil Code Section 52.6) that requires certain businesses to post a notice about human trafficking as specified in the law. The notice includes the phone number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline (formerly known as the National Human Trafficking Resource Center). The National Council of Jewish Women sponsored the law.
The Sacramento Rescue and Restore Coalition created its own version of the poster (example seen above) that complies with the requirements of Civil Code Section 52.6 for Sacramento County and consolidates the three languages required for Sacramento County into a single poster. You can access a printable version of the poster HERE In order to comply with font size requirements under the human trafficking hotline posting law, the poster must be printed at a minimum size of 11 inches by 14 inches. If your printer does not provide an 11″ x 14″ size, the poster can be printed on 11″ x 17″ (ledger) size paper.
Alternatively, you can download notices in English, Spanish and Chinese from the California Attorney General’s website at oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking/sb1193/counties.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain copies of the Sacramento Rescue and Restore Coalition’s version of the poster, for more information about SacPOST or for assistance in organizing a Civil Code Section 52.6 community day of action in your area.