Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. Every year millions of children, men and women are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is a $32-billion industry that is second only to drugs in terms of criminal enterprise. According to the FBI, Los Angeles is a top destination.

Recently, Anh Truong - Director of the Anti-Sex and Labor Trafficking Program within the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney - partipated in this illuminating story for NBC News' The Today Show:

To help raise awareness of human trafficking, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office is helping to implement and enforce California Senate Bill 1193, which mandates that 12 different types of businesses and establishments post notices

publicizing human trafficking resources. 


The 12 different types of businesses and establishments that must adhere include:


1) On-sale general public premises licensees under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act;

2) Adult or sexually oriented businesses;

3) Airports;

4) Intercity passenger rail or light rail stations;

5) Bus stations;

6) Truck stops;

7) Hospital emergency rooms;

8) Urgent care centers;

9) Farm labor contractors;

10) Privately operated job recruitment centers;

11) Roadside rest areas;

12) Businesses or establishments that offer massage or bodywork services for compensation.

Our office is working closely with Journey Out to conduct outreach to local businesses that are mandated to put up the poster to help increase implementation. If you’re interested in volunteering, visit Journey Out online at