Metro officials along with members of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the advocacy group Peace Over Violence this morning unveiled “Don’t Be Silent,” an updated public information and law enforcement campaign to combat the illicit human sex trafficking industry. The new campaign materials will be seen on buses, trains and billboards across L.A. County.
Speakers at the campaign unveiling event were L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Don Knabe, who spearheaded the campaign, L.A. County Supervisors and Metro Board Members Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis, Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Metro CEO Phil Washington, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, and Peace Over Violence Director of Emergency & Intervention Services Yvette Lozano.
The “Don’t Be Silent” campaign will help educate the public on how to identify and report suspicious activity.
Victims and witnesses of human trafficking can report incidents to the Polaris Human Trafficking hotline at 888.373.7888 and the Sheriff’s hotline at 888.950.SAFE as well as the LA Metro Transit Watch smartphone app for iPhone and Android.
Click here for the full press release. Video of the event is below.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zBJqDchK9Y]