January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and you might have seen ther blue ribbons to raise awareness of this common but often overlooked crime.
Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which a person is forced to provide some type of labor, domestic servitude, or commercial sex act against their will.
Orange County is second only to Los Angeles County in the state of California in number of annual Human Trafficking cases, due to a number of factors including the county's wealth and status as a tourist destination.
WTLC's Human Trafficking Program works with survivors and their families to support all aspects of their recovery. Survivors have access to emergency shelter and housing support to regain stability, they attend one-on-one and group counseling sessions to process and recover from the trauma of their situations, and they work with Legal Advocates to navigate the court system with confidence.