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Moving Towards a Victim-Centered Approach
Victims of human trafficking are forced to walk the streets and work in motels and private residences, as well as work in the oftentimes horrific conditions of sweatshops for little or no pay. In doing so, they are robbed of their dignity and forced to live in fear and silence.

While the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office will continue to prosecute traffickers and "johns"--those who solicit sex for money--to the fullest extent of the law, in order to properly serve trafficking victims, it is important to employ a victim-centered approach.

Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that a victim should not have to suffer further trauma after the crime but rather be connected with the appropriate social services so they can move on with their lives.

Doing so will also increase the likelihood that they will be more receptive to helping with the investigation and prosecution of their trafficker who should be held accountable their criminal actions.



































































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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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