To help reform the system, McDonnell is directing his deputies to reach out to service groups who can help children in the sex trade. That includes the Department of Children and Family Services and community organizations.The city will be able to expand its resources for combatting human trafficking crimes with the help of a recent $1.5 million federal grant, which will be used to establish a human trafficking task force that will be led by the United States Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. That’s part of a $44 million nationwide grant, which will support anti-trafficking task forces around the country. Keeping trafficking victims out of jail not only directs them to services that can help save their lives, but also keeps their records clean.

Source: LA Will No Longer Arrest Children Forced Into Sex Trafficking