Human Trafficking Prevention Month


January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a presidentially designated observance designed to educate the public about human trafficking and the role they can play in preventing and responding to human trafficking. 

In recognition of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Placer County's Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center will be joining Placer County Office of Education, local law enforcement, KidsFirst, Children System of Care (CSOC), Placer County District Attorney's Office, and Placer County local non-profits and more to educate the community on how to fight against human trafficking in the region. 

Through this collaboration, prevention services and supports help communities and vulnerable community members. Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC), along with county partners, participate in this month to bring attention to the important resources throughout Placer County. Learn more

Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2023

Placer County will participate in HTP month through social media, community awareness campaigns, trainings and more. 

Dates of Human Trafficking Prevention Month events: 

  • All month – Watch the California’s Forgotten Children documentary 
    What: California’s Forgotten Children is a feature documentary that follows a diverse group of resilient survivors who have overcome commercial sexual exploitation as children and are changing the world by ensuring no child is forgotten.Picture2 This film gives viewers the tools to combat this epidemic and empowers survivors on their path to freedom. When: All month 
  • January 10 – Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 101 Virtual training 
    What: This two-hour introductory training is designed to provide participants with a baseline understanding of commercial sexual exploitation children. 
    When: Jan 10 from 1-3 p.m. 
  • January 11 - National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
    We invite you to (1) wear blue to show your commitment and (2) post a photo or yourself or with others on social media using the hashtag #WearBlueDayPlacer 
  • January 11- Red Sand Project
    Join Us to pour red sand from 1 -2 p.m. at the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, on the west side of the parking lot 
  • January 18 - Healthy Relationships and Online Caregiver Prevention Workshop 
    What: This two-hour course designed to give caregivers and parents the tools to discuss healthy relationships with their kids – ranging from red flags of abuse, the dangers of social media, how to navigate unsafe situations, local resources and more. 
    When: Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. 
    Where: In person at PCOE Seavey Center at 655 Menlo Drive, Rocklin or virtually at 
  • January 30 - CA’s Forgotten Children Panel Discussion 
    What: Watch California’s Forgotten Children at your convenience and join us at the end of the month for a panel discussion with local community experts about sex trafficking in Placer County. 
    When: Jan. 30 starting at 6 p.m. 
    Where: PCOE Seavey Center at 655 Menlo Drive, Rocklin.

Red Sand Project

Residents will see red sand art installations through the month of January as a part of the Red Sand Project Movement. The Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork created by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking, modern slavery, and exploitation. Join the movement by filling sidewalk cracks with red sand and documenting your sidewalk transformation on social media using #RedSandProject. 

Help spread awareness during Human Trafficking Awareness Month! on January 11, 2024 on the west side parking lot of the Auburn Justice Center: 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn JOIN US from 1-2p.m. Don't forget to tag us at #RedSandPlacer!