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Trainings offered by BSCC

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  • Crisis Intervention / emergency response/  hotline assistance
  • One or two day training on Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Protocols Defining  exploitation from trafficking.
  • Bilateral Strategies  to address International trafficking can be done in English and Spanish.
  • Understanding organized crime
  • Internet Crimes and awareness pornography
  • Defining an unaccompanied minor and vulnerability to trafficking  ENG and Spanish.
  • Organ trafficking , organ tourism/US involvement
  • Take 25 in partnership with the Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  •  recognizing and Investigating Human trafficking
  • Health Concerns/ in trafficking and exploitation We can also tailor a training according to you needs , we also use our multiple coalition expert partners national and international  Cost of travel  and lodging for expert
  • Charges:
  • 1 to 2 hrs $150.00/ materials included
  • all  day $500.00/ materials included/ $15 for food per person
  • 2 Day training $700.00 /$20 for food per person
  • Out of town: Hotel/ travel/  and food costs $500.00 donation to BSCC
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Coalition meeting

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PCI and the Bilateral Safely Corridor Coalition (BSCC) would like to cordially invite you to our next

Anti-Trafficking Meeting

at

The San Diego Foundation
Liberty Station
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92106
Ph: 619-235-2300

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Several guests from the community with be presenting on their anti-trafficking work in reducing demand, increasing public awareness and education, and reducing supply.

We will also continue our discussion on how we can work together to combat this serious problem right here at the San Diego/Tijuana border region and strategize on our Awareness, Action, Accountability (AAA) campaign.

For questions or more information: lcarter@pciglobal.org

* Please find attached the notes and framework from the previous meeting.

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Block human trafficking bill would spare victims trauma and speed prosecution

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SACRAMENTO – Senator Marty Block (SD-39) recently introduced legislation, SB 939, which would streamline prosecution of human trafficking charges and help victims avoid the trauma of testifying in multiple jurisdictions against their traffickers.

 

SB 939 would permit the consolidation of serial human trafficking, pimping, and pandering charges into a single trial if all the involved jurisdictions agree. Frequently, victims are taken to multiple cities and counties for labor and commercial sex exploitation. Prosecution involves trials in each of the multiple locations where the crimes occurred. Current law allows for the consolidation of other serial sexual offenses occurring in multiple jurisdictions.

 

“Human trafficking is among the most despicable and odious of crimes because traffickers treat victims as property to be used and sold,” Block said. “SB 939 will save money for our court system and will eliminate the need for victims, witnesses, and defendants to travel to multiple counties to testify in court proceedings. Currently, victims must travel to each jurisdiction where the crimes occurred and testify multiple times in front of their traffickers. Multiple trials only repeat the trauma.”

 

While in the Assembly, Block successfully authored a measure to help stem human trafficking,  AB 2212, which allows local law enforcement to shut down sites engaged in human trafficking as a per se nuisance. It also allows financial penalties to be levied against the property owners of the sites to help fund programs for victims. Last year, he introduced SB 473 which would add human trafficking to the list of crimes used to define a criminal street gang under the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act to ensure that the prosecution and punishment of gang members exploiting human lives is comparable to the prosecution of gang members engaged in robbery and narcotic sales.

 

SB 939 is co-sponsored by the District Attorneys of Riverside, San Diego, Alameda and Orange Counties.

 

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The Executive Director Marisa Ugarte would like to Thank all our law enforcement across America

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From The Executive Director Marisa Ugarte

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Washington, D.C. July 29, 2013

  • FBI National Press Office(202) 324-3691

During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included enforcement actions in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide and led to the recovery of 105 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 150 pimps were arrested on state and federal charges.

“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere, and the FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this exploitation accountable.”

Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that was established in 2003 by the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in partnership with the Department of Justice and NCMEC, to address the growing problem of child prostitution.

“Operation Cross Country demonstrates just how many of America’s children are being sold for sex every day, many on the Internet,” said John Ryan, CEO of NCMEC. “We’re honored and proud to partner with the FBI, which has taken the lead in tackling this escalating problem.”

To date, the FBI and its task force partners have recovered more than 2,700 children from the streets. The investigations and subsequent 1,350 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including 10 life terms and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets.

Task force operations usually begin as local enforcement actions that target truck stops, casinos, street “tracks,” and websites that advertise dating or escort services, based on intelligence gathered by officers working in their respective jurisdictions. Initial arrests are often violations of local and state laws relating to prostitution or solicitation. Information gleaned from those arrested frequently uncovers organized efforts to prostitute women and children across many states. FBI agents further develop this evidence in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section so that prosecutors can help bring federal charges in those cities where child prostitution occurs.

The Innocence Lost National Initiative brings state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and social service providers from across the country to NCMEC for training.

The FBI thanks the its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners representing more than 230 separate agencies who participated in Operation Cross Country VII and their ongoing enforcement efforts.

The following list denotes FBI divisions, not necessarily actual cities, where juveniles were recovered and pimps were arrested.

FBI Division

Juveniles Recovered

Pimps Arrested

Atlanta

2

8

Baltimore

0

3

Birmingham

3

2

Boston

3

0

Charlotte

1

3

Chicago

2

1

Cincinnati

0

2

Cleveland

1

1

Columbia

1

1

Dallas

1

1

Denver

9

6

Detroit

10

18

El Paso

0

2

Houston

3

0

Jackson

1

10

Jacksonville

0

1

Kansas City

1

1

Knoxville

0

7

Las Vegas

2

1

Los Angeles

2

3

Louisville

0

3

Memphis

3

2

Miami

0

4

Milwaukee

10

0

Minneapolis

1

4

Newark

0

5

New Haven

5

1

New Orleans

6

6

New York City

0

0

Oklahoma City

3

13

Omaha

0

1

Philadelphia

2

0

Phoenix

2

0

Pittsburgh

0

2

Portland

3

4

Sacramento

2

2

St. Louis

2

0

Salt Lake City

0

0

San Antonio

1

4

San Diego

5

6

San Francisco

12

17

Seattle

3

3

Springfield

0

2

Tampa

3

0

Washington, D.C.

0

0

Total

105

150

 


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