About Us

The Asian Pacific Islander Human Trafficking Task Force (APIHTTF) of AAPI Equity Alliance aims to serve Asian and Pacific Islander (API) victims of human trafficking and to raise awareness of human trafficking in the API communities.

APIHTTF was founded to bring together community organizations to better assist the ever growing number of API victims directly affected by human trafficking by efficiently working to provide all the necessary services for victims and survivors that, alone, each organization wouldn’t be able to offer. 

The APIHTTF consists of

SERVICES

Together, we work to provide victims with FREE counseling, case management, legal services, and mental health services to API human trafficking clients to strengthen services to API survivors, and jointly advocate for the needs of human trafficking survivors.

Services are offered in the following languages: Thai/ภาษาไทย,  Cambodian/Khmer/ភាសាខ្មែរ, Bangla/বাংলা, Hindi/हिंदी Japanese/日本語, Nepali/नेपाली, Korean/한국어, Vietnamese/tiếng Việt, Tagalog, Urdu/ اردو , Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)/(普通話/廣東話), Gujarati/ગુજરાતી, Spanish/Español, French/Français, Italian/Italinao, and Limited: Navajo/Diné bizaad.

CURRENT data

  • In 2014-2015, task force agencies provided services collectively to more than 764 clients in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • 434 of those clients, or 57%, were API.
  • Among API ethnicities, Filipinos (114 survivors), Thais (114 survivors), and Koreans (35 survivors) had the highest numbers of human trafficking cases.
  • According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s 2016 Annual Report, California has the most human trafficking cases of any state in the U.S.
  • California also has the largest number of APIs in the U.S.