In California, the legal response to human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence has changed significantly largely due to the efforts of Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley. Join us on February 22 for the luncheon meeting of the Democratic Women of Monterey County where we highlight this nationally recognized champion for children, women, and other victims of crime. The public is invited to attend. DA O’Malley is the first woman to serve as Alameda County’s elected District Attorney. She founded the Family Justice Center to serve victims of crime and created the HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Unit, to lead the statewide charge against human trafficking. Her efforts have helped change perceptions about those trafficked – treating them not as criminals, but as victims. For information, call 831.200.DWMC. Reservations must be received by Tuesday, February 20.