DA unveils anti-trafficking and exploitation program

February 1, 2010 12:00:58 PM PST
Alameda County is stepping up its effort to combat human trafficking and exploitation of children.

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley unveiled a new program called Heat Watch.

The program is designed to challenge the community to get involved and help prevent women and children from falling into what essentially is a life of slavery.

"We're not asking people in the community to step in and intervene, we're asking people to be just like neighborhood watch, if you see something let us know. be the eyes and ears and take action," O'Malley said.

The DA's Office has established phone as well as email tip-lines for the heat watch program. The number is (510) 208-4959 and the email is heatwatch-da@acgov.org.