FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --September 27, 2019
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell
Local Residents Conducting Outreach Along 23rd Street Corridor for Human Trafficking Prevention
Martinez, Calif. – A local group of Richmond residents among the 23rd Street Coalition are walking this Saturday to speak with neighborhoods in English and Spanish about a community improvement project to make their neighborhood safer. Support for the project is from Home Depot, the City of Richmond, Family Justice Center and the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
The partners involved with this effort are offering free LED or solar powered light fixtures. The City of Richmond and Richmond Police Department have also been doing a crime analysis to find ways to improve street lighting and other physical aspects of the neighborhood to make it less attractive for people looking to come into community to engage in the commercial sex and opportunistic property crimes.
“Human trafficking is a growing crime in our community. The impact on a neighborhood can often be severe and deter the quality of life for residents. With this community coalition we built links with our partners in law enforcement, businesses and the nonprofit service sectors with the residents directly facing these problems on 23rd Street,” said District Attorney Diana Becton.
For more information or learn how to volunteer for this Saturday’s outreach event please call the Family Justice Center’s Richmond Office at 510-974-7200.
The 23rd Street Coalition was formed to address security issues and improve the quality of life for residents living along the 23rd Street corridor in Richmond.
If you suspect any human trafficking activity, please call the Human Trafficking Hotline at 925-957-8658.