Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC)
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide. It can happen in any community and victims are of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, and other manipulative tactics to trap millions of people worldwide.
January is a month to remind us of the vital role we play in ending Human Trafficking.
If you are a Survivor/Victim of Human Trafficking or Sexual Exploitation, and are seeking support and services, call Wild Iris at 877-873-7384 -or- the National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (or text* 233733)
If you see something that doesn’t look or feel right, call Mono County Sheriff’s at 760-932-7549 -or- the National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (or text* 233733).
If you believe someone is in immediate danger, Call/Text 9-1-1.
Do not attempt to confront a suspected trafficker directly or alert a victim to suspicions. It is up to law enforcement to investigate suspected cases of human trafficking. The safety of the public, as well as the victim, is critical.
Current statistics tell us that:
- Children and youth experiencing homelessness are a prime target of this criminal industry.
- Human Trafficking is an estimated $150 billion industry that takes place everywhere, to individuals of all genders, age, and socio-economic status.
- The National Human Trafficking Hotline identified 10,583 trafficking situations in the United States in 2020, that same year California reported 1,334 cases of which 268 involved minors.
- In 2020, there was a record 21.7 million reports of suspected child sexual exploitation made to NCMEC’s CyberTipline.
- Nearly one in five of 911 youth interviewed in the Covenant House National Study of homeless youth were victims of trafficking, 15% for sex, 7.4% for labor and 3% for both.
We urge you to take one step today to get informed and take action: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/en/resources/downloadable-awareness-...
To learn more about child trafficking in California: https://pact.cfpic.org/
About Us: The Mono County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) was established in November 2001. The rural and isolated characteristics of Mono County significantly influence the availability of child abuse prevention services and resources. The goal of the CAPC is to look at local needs regarding child abuse and neglect prevention, to hear updates on programs that are funded by OCAP and other agency updates as they relate to family strengthening. As such, the Mono County CAPC identified four areas of need to allocate child abuse prevention grant funds.
* Promotion of Personal Safety and Interpersonal Respect
* Community Development to Remedy the Isolation of Families
* Parent Education and Support
* Individualized and Flexible Parent Coaching
The Mono County Department of Social Services has contracted with First 5 Mono County and the Mono County Office of Education.
Mission Statement: Mono County CAPC is dedicated to supporting activities, resources and programs that encourage safe, healthy and resilient families.
- DonnaLisa Knowles - Chair: Parent/Community Member, Realtor
- Molly DesBaillets - Vice-Chair: First 5 Mono County
- Michelle Raust - Mono County Department of Social Services, Child Welfare, Adult Protection and IHSS
- Jazmin Barkley - Mono County Probation Department
- Rachel Kallemeyn - Toiyabe Medical Clinic
- Jenna Cruz - Mono County Behavioral Health
- Karen Harrison - Kern Regional Center
To report suspected child or adult abuse, call the 24 hour Hotline at 1-800-340-5411.
Links to other CAPC Related Resources:
Strengthening Families: https://monocounty.ca.gov/capc/page/strengthening-families-mono-county
Mono Strengthening Families Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mono-Strengthening-Families-715026581957919/
OCAP Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training: https://mandatedreporterca.com/