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Why Some Sex Workers Mistrust Anti-Trafficking Efforts

By Liza Veale, KALW/Crosscurrents

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. While trafficking might seem like an issue we’re all on the same side of, when it comes to how we should go about combating the problem, people don’t always agree.

For the past three years, Alameda County has been waging a campaign against child sex trafficking. The effort is led by the county’s District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley. She’s won national awards and over $15 million in federal grants for her innovations. Her office has convicted 509 people of trafficking since 2011.

Read the complete story at KALW/Crosscurrents.

For more information on human trafficking, read the Spring 2012 San Francisco Public Press Special Report 'Force, Fraud, Coercion': Human Trafficking in the Bay Area.