September 12 2016

The California Health Report – Dignity Health Trains Providers to Recognize Trafficking Victims

sex-trafficking

Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States, and according to the Center for Public Policy Studies, California is considered one of the top four destinations in the country for human trafficking, a practice that uses men, women and children for forced labor or sexual exploitation. While there is a misconception that trafficking only happens overseas, Gibbs points out that in California alone, there were 979 cases in 2015 (781 were sex trafficking; 108 were labor trafficking; 56 weren’t classified; 34 were classified as both)…

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