• Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education

    Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education

    The Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program focuses on preventing the human trafficking of youth in Los Angeles County through skill-based prevention education for educators and students in grades 6 - 12. The goal is to implement the program at all 80 school districts in Los Angeles County.


    District Interest Form



LACOE website video HTYPE grant from endingthegame on Vimeo.


20 Jun

SB 855

Created the CSEC program, which allocates funding so that countries can adequately serve children who have been sexually exploited. Read More
1 Oct

AB 329

Required schools to provide comprehensive sexual health education in grades 7-12; including sex trafficking. Read More
26 Sep

SB 1322

Decriminalizing the act of prostitution, and related solicitation and loitering crimes, for a child under age 18. Read More
7 Oct

AB 1227

Required training for school staff on how to identify and report exploitation; required students in grades 7-12 be educated about sex and labor trafficking. Read More
27 Sep

SB 1104

Required schools with students in grades 6-12 to inform parents about human trafficking prevention resources. Read More


  • Human Trafficking in LA


    Data on Human Trafficking

    Los Angeles is a top point of entry into this country fir victims of slavery and trafficking. On average of the reffered human trafficking youth, 85% had a prior child welfare referral. Children in foster care are disproportionately victimized by human trafficking.

  • Children in Foster Care


    Children in Foster Care

    Despite widespread acknowledgement of the connection between foster care and human trafficking – A 2013 report by the HHS Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) cited a number of alarming statistics, including several studies showing that 50 to more than 90 percent of children who were victims of child sex trafficking had been involved with child welfare services (HHS, ACF, 2013)

  • Housing Instability


    Housing Instability

    In Los Angeles County there are 65,484 students without homes, and 38% of California’s foster youth population resides in the county of Los Angeles, which equates to approximately 30,000 children currently in foster care. Lastly, 16% of people in Los Angeles County live below the poverty line (Schools on Wheels, 2020). The incredible barriers faced by children in Los Angeles County represent deep inequities in policy and the provision of resources, support services, and access to educational and employment opportunities and support.

  • California



    California consistently has the highest human trafficking rates in the Unitied States, followed by Texas, Florida, New York (source: world population review)​

  • Highest Rates of Trafficking


    Highest Rates of Trafficking

    San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco are three of the 10 worst child sex trafficking cities in the U.S. (Source: Human Trafficking Search)

  • Risk of Sexual Exploitation


    Risk of Sexual Exploitation

    It was reported 244,000 American children and youth are estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation (Estes & Weiner, 2001)

  • At-Risk



    “Available evidence suggests that people of color and LGBTQ+ people are more likely to be trafficked than other demographic groups. That’s not a coincidence. Generational trauma, historic oppression, discrimination and other societal factors and inequities create community-wide vulnerabilities. Traffickers recognize and take advantage of people who are vulnerable in certain ways.”(Polaris)

  • Forms of Trafficking


    Forms of Trafficking

    Different forms of human trafficking:

    Labor Trafficking
    Sex Trafficking

  • Billion Dollar Industry


    Billion Dollar Industry

    While we know that human trafficking happens in almost every country around the world, human trafficking in California continues to be a billion-dollar commercial organization (Human Rights First, 2016). California has emerged as a magnet for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children.

  • Runaways



    “In 2016, an estimated 1 out of 6 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 86% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.” (Polaris)


 This Project is supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1.5 million dollars with 100 percent funded by ACF/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACF/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

For more information, please visit the ACF website, Administrative and National Policy Requirements.