San Mateo Police Now Changing Approach, Treating Prostitutes As VictimsProstitutes are no longer immediately arrested in San Mateo; instead victims' advocates are brought in to help build a level of trust.
Oakland Police Launch Website To Shame Pimps, Inform PublicIndividuals who have been arrested in Oakland for prostitution-related offenses and been charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office will now be featured on the Oakland Police Department’s website.
Bay Area Officials Release Details About Underage Prostitution Sting Bay Area law enforcement agencies are releasing details about a sting targeting underage prostitutes last week that was part of the national, five-day Operation Cross Country headed by the FBI that ended Sunday.
FBI Raids Rescue 105 Kids Forced Into Prostitution, Including 12 In Bay Area Authorities rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution and arrested 150 pimps and others in a three-day law enforcement sweep in 76 U.S. cities. The largest numbers of children rescued were in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the FBI.
Child Prostitution Growth In Alameda County Outpaces Police EffortsOn a gray, drizzly afternoon last March, it was mostly empty along Oakland’s “Track,” a section of International Boulevard in the middle of the city that is known as a hub for prostitution.
Vallejo Neighborhood Watch Groups Take On Increase In ProstitutionProstitution has been on the rise in Vallejo, and now some neighborhood watch groups are taking matters into their own hands.
Oakland Residents Rally To Fight Prostitution On International Blvd.Residents of two neighborhoods along Oakland’s International Boulevard held a rally Thursday night to fight back against the pimping and prostitution—particularly of young girls.
Oakland Crafts New Legal Tool To Fight ProstitutionOakland is going after pimps, johns and others involved in the sexual exploitation of women - four wheels at a time. The city's Public Safety Committee approved an ordinance putting prosecutions back in the hands of the city attorney.
Bay Area Officers Step Up Efforts To End Human TraffickingThe regional H.E.A.T. Watch program will target pimps and provide a safe haven for the young victims.