58 – New Laws in California

What do new laws mean for us? Opportunity to make a difference. Legislation can provide framework, but legislation does not make change happen – people make change happen.

Recent laws in California provide opportunity for individuals to get involved in the fight against human trafficking, as well as provide a path for other states to create similar laws to protect children and women who are exploited.

In this podcast, GCWJ Director Sandie Morgan and Board Member Dave Stachowiak discuss some recent California laws focused on ending exploitation, including recently implemented Senate Bill 1193, adding Section 52.6 to the Civil Code. This section is a new mandate for certain businesses to post information about human trafficking including a hotline number for employees and patrons. This is a prime opportunity for individuals to get involved, but it is necessary to create a solid action plan and budget to follow. While posters from Health and Human Services Rescue and Restore campaign are free, it will take money for gas, meals, etc. to contact the businesses and travel to locations. Creating an action plan and going through the right channels will make the difference in getting businesses to comply with the new law.


California Senate Bill 1193

Health and Human Services Rescue and Restore Campaign  

Additional resources are listed on our website:
Global Center for Women and Justice Trafficking Resources


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Sandie Morgan

Sandie Morgan, PhD, RN is recognized globally for her expertise in combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. As Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women & Justice (GCWJ), she oversees the Women’s Studies Minor as well as teaching Family Violence and Human Trafficking.
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