Public Education Campaigns
The SFDA's Office has launched a campaign to bring awareness to the Red Zone and help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses. The Red Zone is the first 6 weeks of the school year, during which freshman and sophomores are most at risk of sexual assault. Members of the Victim Services Division, partnering with local colleges and other city officials, hosted a training to bring awareness to the different resources available to sexual assault survivors. Additionally, during the Red Zone the campaign will share statistics about the prevalence of sexual assault on social media using the hashtags #NoConsentNoExcuse and #1in4.
The Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) coalition successfully rallied legislators and smartphone manufacturers to implement meaningful solutions to help end the national epidemic of violent thefts of mobile communications devices such as smartphones and tablets. The groundbreaking coalition included the Mayor of London, dozens of state Attorneys General, major city Mayors, District Attorneys, major city Police Chiefs, state and city Comptrollers, public safety activists and consumer advocates from around the world.
The Immigration Fraud Campaign hopes to help members of the immigrant community avoid immigration scams. Scammers are likely to overstate their abilities, make false promises, or operate without a license in order to try to take money from members of the immigrant community. That is why it is important to spread awareness of this issue, and to provide resources to help combat scammers.
The SFDA's Office is working to inform the public about the epidemic of "blessing scams" which primarily target Chinese women. These scammers often approach Chinese women and scare them into surrendering their jewelry by convincing them that they need a "blessing ritual" to protect them or their families from harm. These swindlers have already stolen over $1.5 million. Protect yourself and your family.