Human Trafficking in the Bay Area

A special report produced in collaboration with SF Public Press and El Tecolote

How Lakireddy Case Spurred California Sex Trafficking Laws
New America Media/SF Public Press, News Feature, Viji Sundaram, Feb 16, 2012

A look back at the 10-year-old Berkeley sex trafficking case that changed the conversation around trafficking in California.

Bay Area Agencies Improvise Tactics to Battle Human Trafficking
SF Public Press, News Report, Jason Winshell, Feb 17, 2012

Across California, local agencies have been left to scramble for limited resources and improvise strategies to fight human trafficking.

U.S. Visas Aid Trafficking Victims, At Their Peril
SF Public Press, News Report, Ambika Kandasamy, Feb 22, 2012

The chance for permanent residency and access to federal benefits hinges on cooperating with law enforcement.

Human Trafficking a Growing Global Scourge
New America Media / SF Public Press, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Feb 24, 2012

Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal business in the world, though its victims remain hidden from view.