H.E.A.T.Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking

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Bay Area H.E.A.T. Coalition (BAHC) 2 Freedom

S.B. 1193 & Civil Code Section 52.6 - Posting of Public Notices Regarding Slavery and Human Trafficking

California is one of the nation's top four states for trafficked persons, and the Bay Area is a particular national hot spot for human trafficking. Not only is human trafficking modern-day slavery, it is also a multi-billion dollar global epidemic. Victims come from all backgrounds and are trafficked in all industries.

Though human trafficking is illegal under Federal and California law, trafficking survivors often do not know where to turn to for help and community members may not know where to report suspicious situations. This new law helps the community direct victims to essential services by requiring public and private entities to post anti-trafficking notices that include telephone hotlines to seek help or report unlawful activities.

The SB 1193 poster was designed by the Alameda County DA Office, and meets all the requirements of the law. You can access more information about the law below, and download and print the poster for your respective county.

Studies have shown that in other states where similar posting requirements have been enacted, there was an increase in the number of reported trafficking situations and rescues of victims. Businesses can help free victims of trafficking. By complying with SB 1193, they will join the Alameda County DA's Office and the community in the fight against the national criminal enterprise of human trafficking.

For questions, or guidance on complying with this new law, please contact us at info@heat-watch.org.

Learn More about SB 1193


Attention Alameda County Businesses!

BAHC 2 Freedom Partners

Below is a list of counties who have partnered with the Alameda County DA's BAHC 2 Freedom Initiative.

Click on the relevant county below to download your notice:


Become a Member

To join BAHC 2 Freedom, and have your county specified at the bottom of the flier, email us at info@heat-watch.org.


Alameda County Community Day of Action to Inform Businesses About SB 1193

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office, in partnership with Alameda Family Services and Oakland Councilmember Lynette McElhaney's Office, co-organized a Cross Bay Community Day of Action with partnering counties in the Bay Area on April 5th, 2014. Volunteers from various cities reached out to businesses about SB 1193 and handed out fliers.

As part of this event, we created a training video for volunteers:

SB 1193 Training Video

We plan to host more SB 1193 Community Day's of Action in the future. If you're interested, please make sure you sign up for our mailing list.