21Nov

Board Passes Hahn Proposal to Require Inspections at LA County Massage Parlors: Inspections aim to identify and deter human trafficking

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Janice Hahn that would require massage parlors in LA County to undergo periodic inspections by the County Department of Public Health. While the inspections would certify that establishments are meeting health and safety standards, public health staff would also […]

14Nov

Supervisors Hahn, Kuehl Propose Reforms to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault in Jails and Detention Facilities

Los Angeles, CA– Today, Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl proposed creating Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Compliance Units to prevent sexual assault and rape in the county’s jails and detention units. According to a study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 80,000 women and men a year are sexually abused in U.S. correctional facilities. The […]