Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention

Labor Trafficking

Labor Trafficking 101 Supportive Services

Definition: The “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.”

Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project aims to build capacity to support foreign nationals who have experienced labor trafficking within the Central Coast region of California. The project has three main goals: identification and outreach, public awareness, and case management. The Lighthouse Project serves adult foreign nationals who have experienced labor trafficking or are at risk of experiencing labor trafficking along the Central Coast of California, including Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, and Monterey County.

Task Force

The Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Force (VCHTTF) was established in 2019 and is an Enhanced Collaborative Model with two leading agencies. Interface Children & Family Services is the leader of the Victim Service efforts, and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is the leader of the Law Enforcement efforts. Using a collaborative approach, Task Force partners work to identify, investigate, and prosecute labor trafficking cases while serving victims using a victim-centered and culturally responsive approach.

Survivor Services

Comprehensive, trauma-informed and culturally responsive services are available to survivors of labor trafficking including shelter for men and women, case management, counseling, and linkages to other supportive services.

Education & Outreach

Trainings and community awareness presentations on labor trafficking are available to professionals and to the general community. Please contact us at to schedule.