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Human Trafficking Bureau Mission


Human Trafficking Bureau Mission Statement

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), in partnership with federal, state, county and local law enforcement and social service agencies and victim service providers, is committed to ending human trafficking in all its forms in Los Angeles County, with a keen focus on commercially sexually exploited children. LASD personnel will apply prevention and intervention strategies and a victim-centered approach to protect the most vulnerable segment of our population while aggressively pursuing justice to the fullest extent of the law against those individuals and groups responsible.

Three-Prong Approach to Combat Human Trafficking:


Identify and rescue commercially sexually exploited children and address the individualized needs of these victims through a victim-centered, trauma-informed comprehensive approach;


Work with our justice partners to aggressively investigate, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law;


Conduct supply and demand operations to reduce demand. Buyers (Johns) of commercially sexually exploited children will be arrested and charged as child molesters. Assist in educating the public to report and reduce the cycle of abuse.

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