Media Advisory – HEAT Summit

Date: January 12, 2016


WHO: Alameda County District Attorney (ACDA) Nancy E. O’Malley

Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos

Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force and Riverside Human Trafficking Task Force

WHAT: Will be holding a regional informational summit on human trafficking. The Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Institute is a state-wide research-based think tank created in 2015, with the purpose to end human trafficking in California. Three of the nation’s 13 high intensity child sex trafficking areas are in California. The H.E.A.T. Institute brings together county leaders, child welfare, education, law enforcement, criminal justice, health, the non-profit sectors, and human trafficking survivors, to be part of a Blue Ribbon Commission. The Commission will focus on regional responses to and the understanding of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and other victims of human trafficking. The H.E.A.T. Institute will assess strengths, gaps and needs in order to develop a visionary strategy to put an end to human trafficking state-wide.

This summit is open to the public. Media interested in attending can contact OCDA Spokesperson Roxi Fyad at (714) 347-8405.

WHERE: Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805

WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opening remarks by Mayor Pro Tem Lucille Kring of Anaheim, Ronetta Johnson the executive director of Community Service Programs, Deputy Police Chief Julian Harvey of the Anaheim Police Department and each of the District Attorneys will be given from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.