What can you do to help reuce human trafficking in our county? Check out a few of the amazing opportunities below!
Join the coalition
Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition membership is granted on a quarterly cycle. New individuals or organizations seeking to join the Coalition must complete the online application and be granted membership prior to attending a Coalition meeting.
The Coalition and it's partners host number events year round, including documentary screenings, days of action, awareness events and trainings. Click the button below for a full list of what we have on the horizon.
Do you want to take a more in depth look at human trafficking? Are you interested in identification signs and trauma informed intertenvtions? Learn more about how the Coalition trains community members and service providers or how you could become a trainer yourself.
Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim.
2. TAKE ACTION:
Report suspicious incidents. Call 211, the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1888-373-7888) or go online to www.traffickingresourcecenter.org/report-trafficking to report a tip (you can do so anonymously).
3. BE A CONSCIENTIOUS CONSUMER:
Buy fair trade, slave free products when possible. Discover your Slavery Footprint at www.slaveryfootprint.org and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.
4. JOIN A COALITION or TASK FORCE:
The Contra Costa Human Trafficking Coalition meets quarterly to continue learning about human trafficking, share best practices and resources, collaborate and connect. E-mail Justin Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org for application information.
5. PASS IT ON:
Tell everyone you know about what you learned. Host an awareness event, screen and discuss a human trafficking documentary or start a social justice/human rights book club and read one or more books about human trafficking.