California Code, Government Code - GOV § 8590.6

For the purposes of this article:

(a) “Comprehensive services” means primary services that include all of the following:

(1) Shelter or established referral services for shelter on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, basis.

(2) A 24 hours a day, seven days a week, telephone hotline for crisis calls.

(3) Temporary housing and food facilities.

(4) Psychological support and peer counseling provided in accordance with Section 1038.2 of the Evidence Code .

(5) Referrals to existing services in the community.

(6) Emergency transportation, as feasible.

(b) “Director” means the Director of the Office of Emergency Services.

(c) “Fund” means the Human Trafficking Victims Assistance Fund.

(d) “Human trafficking caseworker” means a human trafficking caseworker as defined in Section 1038.2 of the Evidence Code , or a human trafficking caseworker who is employed by a homeless services provider that serves homeless children or youth and has completed a minimum of eight hours of training focused on victims of human trafficking from the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center.

(e) “Office” means the Office of Emergency Services.

(f) “Qualified nonprofit organization” means a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that does both of the following:

(1) Employs a minimum of one individual who is a human trafficking caseworker.

(2) Provides services to victims of human trafficking, including, but not limited to, housing assistance, counseling services, and social services to victims of human trafficking.

(g) “Victim of human trafficking” means any person who is a trafficking victim as described in Section 236.1 of the Penal Code and satisfies either of the following conditions:

(1) Was trafficked in the state.

(2) Fled his or her trafficker to the state.


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