Human Trafficking Prevention Information for Students, Parents, and Community Members
In accordance with California Education Code section 49381, the Colton Joint Unified School District provides the following information on human trafficking prevention resources to parents:
San Bernardino County Human Trafficking Resources- (includes links to multiple resources)
Phone: 211 - A resource number answering 24/7
If you would like to get involved with outreach and education or find out more about services that are available for victims of human trafficking, contact Anne-Michelle Ellis at (909) 383-9677 or via email.
Phone: 1-888-3737-888Provides resources, services and rescue to victims of trafficking within the "Rescue and Restore:" Unity Coalition of Southern California, Region 9"
Phone: 1-800-786-2929 or 1-800-RUNAWAY
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for investigating human trafficking, arresting traffickers and protecting victims. DHS initiates hundreds of investigations and makes numerous arrests every year, using a victim-centered approach. DHS also processes immigration relief through Continued Presence (CP), T visas, and U visas to victims of human trafficking and other designated crimes.
ICE recognizes that severe consequences of human trafficking continue even after the perpetrators have been arrested and held accountable. ICE’s Victim Assistance Program helps coordinate services to help human trafficking victims, such as crisis intervention, counseling and emotional support. For more information, call 1-866-872-4973
This website is a hub of information and resources designed to highlight the important work being done across the state to raise awareness, serve victims, bring perpetrators to justice, and create a future without human trafficking. Call the U.S. Department of Justice Hotline: 1-888-428-7581
“15 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking,” United States Department of State https://www.state.gov/15-ways-you-can-help-fight-human-trafficking/
National Human Trafficking Hotline “Safety Planning Information (includes internet searching, social media, traveling and other security measures)” https://humantraffickinghotline.org/faqs/safety-planning-information
“National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking” United States Department of Justice https://www.justice.gov/humantrafficking/page/file/922791/download
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Working with Victims of Human Trafficking
Disclaimer: The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office and the Colton Joint Unified School District do not endorse or exercise control over these organizations.
Forgotten Children, Inc. (Rachel's House)
An organization that provides not only street ministry to victims of trafficking, but awareness and training workshops. The organization just recently opened up Rachel's House in San Bernardino County, which provides residential housing for young ladies who have been trafficked into prostitution.
Works with Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. Provides shelter, education, therapy, and employment assistance for male and female victims under the age of 21.
Million Kids is a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit that combats human trafficking. Locally, they serve on the Riverside County Anti-Trafficking Task Force (RCAHT). They help activists and communities develop effective anti-trafficking programs in their locales.
Educational and prevention services to sexual assault victims in the Eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino County.
NWCAVE helps to inform, educate and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally.
“End Human Trafficking” United Way Worldwide
“How to Help Stop Child Trafficking,” UNICEF USA https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/protect/trafficking/end