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Collaborative Strategies in Fighting Human Trafficking and Supporting the Survivors

An estimated 27 million people worldwide are trapped in human trafficking, the fastest growing global criminal industry worth $150 billion in annual profits. Human trafficking is a heinous crime that targets the most vulnerable in our community and brutally strips them from their dignity and freedom. The San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SFCAHT) is a cross sector coalition with membership of more than 70 Bay Area agencies from the law enforcement, government and nonprofit sectors working together to end human trafficking through education, advocacy, prevention, and protection of the survivors. SFCAHT supports the operation of the 24/7 Bay Area Human Trafficking Hotline, which confidentially and safely connects survivors of human trafficking and their support networks with resources and protections.

Antonia Lavine is a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in criminal prosecution, litigation and oversight. She holds a J.D. from the Sofia State University and Master of Laws in International Legal Studies and United States Legal Studies from the San Francisco Golden Gate University School of Law. As a public prosecutor, chef judicial inspector and criminal law expert in Europe, she specialized in law enforcement, justice reform and legislative action in the areas of human rights protection and combating complex crime, including money laundering, corruption, human trafficking and other forms of organized crime. In her current positions as director of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and 24/7 Bay Area Hotline for Survivors and Community, Antonia utilizes her legal expertise and project management skills in social justice reform and advocacy action.

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Patrick O'Reilly

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February 7, 2024

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Antonia Lavine

Director, San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and 24/7 Bay Area Hotline for Survivors and Community

Patrick O'Reilly

Chair, Psychology Member-led Forum, Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California