"In the event that a victim was located, children were taken into the care of the Department of Children and Family Services in each county, while adults were connected with agencies including the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Saving Innocence. These agencies are provide resources to trafficking victims. CAST, headquartered in Los Angeles, was formed in 1998 in response to an El Monte sweatshop that forced over 70 Thai immigrants to work in slavery and debt bondage for eight years. The agency works to provide victims with health and mental health care, as well as legal services."

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