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January 13, 2012 > Website connects Californians in fight against human-trafficking

Website connects Californians in fight against human-trafficking

Submitted By the Office of the Attorney General

January 2012 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. On January 6, 2012, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the launch of the Human Trafficking in California website, a hub for information and resources designed to connect Californians in the fight against human trafficking.

"This month, we're called upon to acknowledge the appalling existence of modern-day slavery and to join together in the effort to eradicate slavery once and for all. This effort requires our collaboration to protect victims and hold traffickers accountable, as well as our vigilance to protect these abuses from occurring in the first place," said Harris.

"I have long been committed to fighting human trafficking. As District Attorney of San Francisco, I co-sponsored the California Human Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2005, which made human-trafficking a felony in this state. Now, as Attorney General, I am making the fight against human-trafficking a priority for the California Department of Justice.

"I'm proud to have many partners in this work and to participate in the National Association of Attorneys General's Pillars of Hope initiative to combat human trafficking.

"The Human Trafficking in California website includes highlights of the important work being done across the state, as well as comprehensive resources to identify and report human trafficking. I encourage every Californian to visit the website, and to join in the fight against human trafficking," Harris concluded.

For more information, visit http://oag.ca.gov/human-trafficking.

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