SAN DIEGO, Feb 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego District Attorney's office commended the California Massage Therapy Council's leadership in providing specialized training yesterday at a press conference that announced the results of a large-scale, multi-agency operation across Southern California to stop the sexual exploitation of young women and girls.
"In our continuing effort to fight human trafficking in San Diego County, I am pleased to announce that the California Massage Therapy Council is conducting a specialized training in San Diego today which is an essential part of their continuous assistance to law enforcement in maintaining the highest standards of conduct and safety in massage establishments," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan. "I want to thank the Council for their work on addressing this aspect of human trafficking."
"The mission of California Massage Therapy Council is to protect the public by certifying massage professionals in California that meet the requirements in the law," said Ahmos Netanel, CEO of the CAMTC. "We are pleased that the Council's rigorous vetting and disciplinary protocols have been enormously effective in keeping individuals associated with human trafficking from getting certified."
The training was for the San Diego Human Trafficking Task Force, which the California Department of Justice (DOJ) leads, but the Task Force sponsored, for the Southern California Regional Human Trafficking Task Forces, which include Task Forces from San Diego, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles.
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SOURCE California Massage Therapy Council