Research & Reports from the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking (SBCEHT) and our Partners

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Service Report: Report on the pilot program for a CSEC response team, developed by Community Solutions

Department of Family and Children’s Services Response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children 2019: Since 2010, the Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) has been working to clarify and understand issues relating to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC).

Examples of Human Trafficking in the San Francisco Bay Area: Read the true stories of local trafficking survivors from various industries in our region. From South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Data for Santa Clara County: A 2015 report from the County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy with contributions from many SBCEHT partners

Literature Review of “John School” Programs: An overview of research regarding the impact of sex buyer schools on recidivism and reducing demand for commercialized sex. The literature review was commissioned by SBCEHT member Community Solutions and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

No Traffick Ahead: For more information on Human Trafficking in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, visit our regional collaborative, No Traffick Ahead

Human Trafficking in San Francisco: A 2018 report from the San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking and the City & County of San Francisco County Department on the Status of Women

Learn More about Your Role in Ending Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Online Open Awareness Courses: Stanford’s free self-paced online courses created in partnership with the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking and the San Francisco Mayor’s Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking. Short awareness videos are geared towards the general public, restaurant industry, and the hospitality industry

Community Toolkit: Alameda County’s H.E.A.T. Watch has developed tools for building community action, empowering survivors, and holding their traffickers accountable

Hotline Stories:  Inspiring stories from the National Human Trafficking Hotline provided by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The Life Story: Explore 13 moments when survivors, service providers, funders, advocates and allies can make a difference for girls and women in the Life

Learn More about the Impacts of Demand

Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex: 2011 study from Prostitution Research & Education.

Organization for Prostitution Survivors: A Seattle organization addressing the harm of prostitution and creating opportunities for women to seek supportive services and heal from the gender-based violence. Focus areas include Survivor Services, Community Education, and Men’s Accountability

Mortality among Sex Workers: A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology on cause-specific mortality of sex workers identified in Colorado Springs from 1967-1999

Surviving the Streets of New York: Urban Institute’s 2015 report on LQBTQ youth engaged in “survival sex”

Exchanging Sex for Survival: The Atlantic’s 2014 article on teen runaways engaged in “survival sex”

Prevalence and Correlates of Exchanging Sex : 2006 article in the academic journal STI that examines the prevalence of sex for drugs or money among U.S. youth

Shifting the Burden: 2014 UK report on the impact of the sale of sexual services on those involved and to develop proposals for government action with a focus on tackling demand for the sex trade 

For Businesses & Consumers

SBCEHT’s Training Courses: Stanford’s free online courses created with the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking for the restaurant industry and the hospitality industry

Database of Training Providers: If you are interested in receiving human trafficking training, visit this resource from NoTraffickAhead

Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking: Resources for businesses to be proactive partners in ending human trafficking. From the organization B.E.S.T.

California State Law SB 1193 poster: Posting of Public Notices Regarding Slavery and Human Trafficking

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: from the State of California, Office of the Attorney General

The Code: A tourism and travel industry initiative to take specific actions to end child sex tourism and exploitation

Corporate Resources:Resources for corporations to help protect children from all form of commercial sexual exploitation from  ECPAT-USA

How Many Slaves Work for you?: Learn how many slaves work for you based on your personal consumer choices. From Made in a Free World where consumers & businesses work together to end human trafficking

Know The Chain: Resources for procurement, supply chain and business professionals to assess and remove the risk of human trafficking from

List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor: From the US Department of Labor.

Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor Toolkit: from the  U.S. Department of Labor

Verite:  Resources for brands and suppliers on forced labor in the supply chain

Printable Resources

“Know the Red Flags” Brochure (English): From SBCEHT and the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

“Know the Red Flags” Brochure (Vietnamese): From SBCEHT and the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

“Know the Red Flags” Brochure (Spanish): From SBCEHT and the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy

Red Flags Wallet Card: Print a card to keep in your wallet with red flags and indicators of Human Trafficking. From No Traffick Ahead

Potential Indicators and Red Flags: Print a list of human trafficking red flags from Polaris

Screening Wallet Card: Print a card to keep in your wallet with questions to ask if you encounter something suspicious. From the National Human Trafficking Resource Center

National Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations

Free the Slaves: Free the Slaves is building a world without slavery by demonstrating that ending slavery is possible

Freedom Network: Advancing a rights-based approach to address human trafficking in the United States

GEMS: Girls Education & Mentoring Services: Empowering young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential

HEAL Trafficking: A Network and tools for  multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to ending human trafficking and supporting its survivors, from a public health perspective

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: Operates the national hotline and provides information about all forms of human trafficking in the U.S.

Polaris Project: helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate

Thorn: Building technology to defend children from sexual abuse

U.S. Department of State – Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking