APD’s vice squad rescues 380 women, changes paradigm for policing human trafficking

The FBI published a bulletin last year about a new approach to fighting human trafficking.

Authored by an Anaheim Police lieutenant, the bulletin declared, “human sex trafficking victims equate to modern day slaves” and encouraged a new way for police to think about the growing threat to young women.

To watch a recent KNBC-TV report about APD's vice squad, click on the photo To watch a recent KNBC-TV report about APD’s vice squad, click on the photo “The goal became rescuing women from their pimps and redirecting their lives, reducing prostitution one life at a time,” the lieutenant wrote. “This paradigm shift meant considering prostitutes as potential victims and pimps as suspects. This role transition became the basis of a new approach where prostitution activity was viewed as potential human trafficking.”

Developed in 2010, the Anaheim approach has led to a new law, international publicity and has been embraced by other police agencies from around the county, state and world. It also spawned a…

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New Shelter In San Bernardino Helps Victims Of Human Trafficking, Prostitution

We desperately need more of these.

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SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — A new shelter in San Bernardino is helping victims of human trafficking and prostitution.

Pastor Paula Daniels founded Rachel’s House to save lives.

“I like to tell people there are two types. There are the girls who are forced into it and there are the ones who are doing survival sex,” she said.

Debra Dolce, the head of the house, was once a victim of human trafficking herself.

“I was pimped out of a drug house for 10 years and my oldest child came and rescued me,” she said.

She added, “When you care for somebody, you accept them in their difficult times and in their good times. Whatever it takes to get a girl to that place, I’m willing to do.”

CBS2’s Tom Wait spoke with a woman off-camera who said she was a prostitute by choice.

She said the…

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