Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley will unveil a new program today to combat human trafficking and exploitation. The program, called HEAT, or Human Trafficking and Exploitation Watch, is an umbrella program that will bring together a variety strategies for combating human trafficking on a local, regional and national level, according to the district attorney’s office. The program will be unveiled at a 9:30 a.m. news conference at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland.
Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Oakland, will discuss recently passed and pending legislation on the topic, and HEAT unit leader Sharmin Bock will speak on prosecution and rescue efforts. An Alameda County mother who called the HEAT Watch tip line after discovering her daughter was being exploited will also speak.
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