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Child Welfare Policy and Program Development Bureau
744 P Street, MS 8-11-87
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-6160 Main Line

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Child Abuse Hotline
HR 3244 (Sections 101-113) Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Signed into Law October 28, 2000)

Became Public Law 106-386

Major Human Trafficking Legislation in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate 114th Congress (Jennifer Arguinzoni, of the National Conference of State Legislatures, 2015)

State Law

California Penal Code Section 236.1



Assembly Bill 2035 - Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Minors
Veto Message *
*In his Veto Message, the Governor directed CDSS to form a Workgroup to investigate Child Labor Trafficking and possible responses

Workgroup Meetings

Quarterly meetings are facilitated by the Preventing and Addressing Child Trafficking (PACT) Program Coordinator

Contact for more information


Fact Sheets

Child Trafficking for Labor in the United States (Freedom Network USA, 2012)

End Trafficking and End Trafficking Toolkit (UNICEF)

Fact Sheet: Child Victims of Human Trafficking (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:Administration for Children and Families:Office of Refugee Resettlement, 2012)

Fact Sheet: Labor Trafficking (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:Administration for Children and Families:Office of Refugee Resettlement, 2012)

Child Labor Trafficking-Related Organizations


Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST)

State of California Department of Justice:Office of the Attorney General: Human Trafficking Page

Human Trafficking Legislation (California State and Federal)


Missing and Exploited Children’s Program (MECP)

National Educators to Stop Trafficking (NEST)

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Polaris Project

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families: Office of Refugee Resettlement

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Page

Reports from California

The State of Human Trafficking in California (Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, California Department of Justice, 2012)

Reports and Protocols from Other States

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Data Breakdown: 1/1/2014-12/31/2014 (NHTRC, 2015)

Reports on National Populations

Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking (Loyola University Chicago: Center for the Human Rights for Children & International Organization for Adolescents, 2011)

Child labor trafficking is a child welfare issue.The experience of ChildRight: Building Child Welfare Response to Child Trafficking (International Organization for Adolescents & Loyola University Chicago)

Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States: 2013 – 2017 (U.S. Departments of Justice, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security, in partnership with the member agencies of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and other federal organizations, 2014)

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:Administration for Children, Youth and Families, 2013)

National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) Data Breakdown:Human Trafficking and Minors:1/1/2014-12/31/2014 (NHTRC, 2015)

Human Trafficking:A Survivor’s Perspective (Missing and Exploited Children’s Program, 2014)

A Fact Sheet for Schools (U.S. Department of Education:Office of Elementary and Secondary Education:Office of Safe and Healthy Students, 2013)

These web pages include resources from various entities outside of the CDSS.Resources are provided for the user’s convenience and inclusion on these web pages does not constitute an endorsement by the CDSS of any views expressed or services or products offered by these other entities.

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California Child Welfare Indicators Project
County Offices


Foster Care Ombudsman Office know your rights
CA Coalition for Youth - homeless & runaway youth hotline, services


County CSEC Opt-In Program (Senate Bill 855)
County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA)
County Probation Officers Committee (CPOC)
CSEC Training

Other CDSS Efforts

CDSS Refugee Program
Indian Child Welfare Act Workgroup
Community Care Reform (CCR)

Hot Topics

CSEC Action Team resources
Survivor Advisory Board
Screening tools

Data and Reporting

Requirements: Federal & State