Human trafficking is using force, fraud, or coercion to get some kind of labor or paid sex act.
Every year, millions of women, men, and children are trafficked worldwide. Traffickers lure victims with false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships. They may use manipulation or violence.
How CalVCB can help
CalVCB can compensate human trafficking victims in California for income loss. We compensate you for the income lost when a trafficker deprived you of your freedom. This applies to claims filed on or after January 1, 2020.
Survivors of human trafficking may get compensated up to $10,000 per year of their trafficking experience, for a maximum of 2 years.
More help for victims
- National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888 (TTY: 711) | Text: 233733
- Hope for Justice (nonprofit organization)
- Effects of Trauma on Trafficking Victims (webinar)
- Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support (guide)
- Human Trafficking Prevention Month social media campaign
- In 2020, 10,583 human trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. This involved 16,658 victims.
- Of those cases, California had the most, with 1,334 cases. Texas came second with 987.
- Sex trafficking was the most common type of those cases within the United States (7,648).