Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.
Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
How CalVCB Helps
Beginning January 1, 2020, AB 629 authorized CalVCB to provide compensation for income loss to victims of human trafficking in California. CalVCB can provide compensation equal to the loss of income or support that victims incur as a direct result of their deprivation of liberty.
Compensation for Survivors
Survivors of human trafficking who apply and are approved for compensation are eligible for up to $20,000 for a two-year period.
- In 2020, 10,583 human trafficking cases were reported to the U.S. Human Trafficking Hotline, involving 16,658 victims.
- Of those 10,583 cases, California ranked first, with 1,334 cases, followed by Texas with 987.
- Sex trafficking was the most common of those cases within the United States (7,648).