Supervisor Lawson-Remer & Board of Supervisors Vote for Education Campaign on Human Trafficking
SAN DIEGO (AUGUST 29, 2023) – San Diego County has made educating children and families on human trafficking a priority. Today, Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and the Board of Supervisors passed a policy to require San Diego County schools to provide a human trafficking awareness and prevention curriculum and implement best practices for reporting it.
After the vote on consent, Supervisor Lawson–Remer issued the following statement:
“Providing our kids the tools to protect themselves from human trafficking is very important to the wellbeing of families across San Diego County. The more we can do to ensure they do not fall victim to predators, the better,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer. “Thank you to my colleagues for introducing this policy; as a single parent of a daughter, I am delighted to work with others who care about protecting children and fighting for victims.”
Other actions the policy includes exploring the feasibility of creating a human trafficking awareness campaign that highlights the risks and signs associated with human trafficking along with a call to action for the general public to report suspected human trafficking and explore the feasibility of hosting and promoting youth and parent/guardian human trafficking prevention outreach events, that include the distribution of educational materials and resources.
To review the policy in its entirety, click here.