Exploitation and trafficking is a real, felt issue in Santa Barbara County. In response, SBACT coordinates the SAFE SB Community Collaborative, a partnership between non-profits, government agencies, faith communities, and community members involved with fighting issues of local exploitation. Prevention efforts are focused around awareness, particularly with youth that are already at-risk.
The SAFE (Survivor Assistance & Fighting Exploitation) Santa Barbara Community Collaborative meets bi-monthly and has begun planning events to build awareness and prevention, as well as to come alongside and support local survivors.
- CA is one of the nation's top 4 destination states for human trafficking
- There were 45 confirmed, unduplicated child survivors of domestic sex trafficking in SB County between 2012-2014 (see below)
- 80 children have been identified as "suspected" survivors in SB County
- Of those interviewed, 80% indicated that their primary residence was SB County
Number of Confirmed Survivors of Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
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- Sharon Byrne, Board member, United Nations Association of Santa Barbara
- Daniel "Sat" Colantonio, Executive Director, Hustlers for Humanity Santa Barbara
- Alejandro Cortes, Youth Outreach Worker, Santa Barbara Unified School DIstrict
- Wendy Guzman, Special Populations Coordinator, Standing Together to End Sexual Assault
- Joseph Natale, Director, Intensive Heart Ventures
- Jenny Peña, HR Director, CJ Affiliate by Conversant
- David Pringle, Pringle Creative
- Rich Sander, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation
- Yleana Velasco, Victim Witness Advocate, District Attorney of SB County's Human Trafficking Task Force
- Deepa Willingham, Founder & Chair Emeritus, PACE Universal