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Health Inequity: Human Trafficking

This is a collection of web-based resources to support research for the 2018 Health Inequity: Health and Social Justice Hackathon at Bakersfield College. This event is open to the public and this research guide will thus only contain resources in the publ



Kern County Resources

•Kern Coalition Against Human Trafficking (KCAHT)

Federal Resources

•FBI: What We Investigate: Civil Rights - Human Trafficking and Involuntary Servitude


In the News

•Pierce, Harold and Elizabeth Sanchez. “As massage parlors proliferate, agencies launch efforts to thwart prostitution and root out human trafficking.” The Bakersfield Californian eEdition. 18 March, 2018.


The U.S. Government defines human trafficking as:

Sex trafficking in which a 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.

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.

(source: National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Human Trafficking page http://