February 23, 2024
An anti- human trafficking billboard in San Diego. Photograph courtesy San Diego County District Legal professional’s workplace

State funding has been secured to bolster San Diego’s efforts to handle human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The $600,000, allotted throughout annual price range negotiations within the state Meeting, will assist the San Diego Human Trafficking Job Drive.

Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, D-San Diego, on Wednesday joined Mayor Todd Gloria and San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit to announce the funding.

“That is advanced, painstaking, life-saving investigative work,” Gloria stated in a information launch, “and the extra sources secured by Meeting member Maienschein will assist us do extra of it.”

The San Diego Police Division is a member of the native Human Trafficking Job Drive.

“By way of investigations, undercover operations and collaboration with native, state and federal companions, our groups have already helped so many survivors. This funding strengthens our dedication and skill to safeguard lives and maintain human traffickers accountable,” Nisleit stated.

Maienschein pointed to SDPD efforts, equivalent to Operation Higher Pathways, explaining that he’s “sure this added funding will proceed that mission of rescuing individuals trapped in these circumstances in addition to punish these accountable for trafficking others.”

– Workers and wire experiences