Human Trafficking Prevention & Intervention

Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking 101 Supportive Services

Definition: The “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age”.

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 sex trafficking cases while serving victims using a victim-centered and culturally responsive approach. While Interface is the lead agency for adult victims of sex trafficking, we partner with Forever Found to work with minor victims of sex trafficking.

Survivor Services

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

Education & Outreach

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