Senator Joyner’s Bill On Human Trafficking Passes 2nd Committee

TAMPA – Legislation sponsored by Senator Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) increasing protection for victims of human trafficking unanimously passed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on January 12. This is especially poignant in light of January being Human Trafficking Awareness Month. SB 80 creates tools for law enforcement to more effectively identify victims of human trafficking at […]

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Florida Aims Anti-Racketeering Bill at Human Traffickers, Sex Trade

For the original story by Kenric Ward click here. Florida, a key cog in an expanding global human-trafficking network, is looking to crack down on the $42.5 billion industry, starting with a vote on anti-racketeering legislation Thursday. Arally in Tallahassee on Wednesday marked a “Day of Awareness” in the fight against domestic human trafficking, whose […]

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Junior Leagues of Florida 2012 Priority Issues- Stop Human Trafficking

For the full document of JL of FL 2012 Priorities click here. Stop Human Trafficking Florida ranks as one of the most notorious states for human trafficking in the United States. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry with women and children being forced into domestic servitude or commercial sex operations, forced labor, etc. • Support SB […]

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2012 Legislative Agenda for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

For full agenda click here Priority Legislation: HB 1355 by Rep. Chris Doworth (R-Heathrow) SB 1816 by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Wellington) The Florida Legislature has taken great strides toward protecting children and adults from sexual violence and supporting those who have already been victimized.  During the 2012 legislative session, FCASV will be prioritizing legislation by […]

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S. Fla. Women To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro For Human Trafficking Awareness

LOXAHATCHEE, FL (CBS4)-It’s a story about a group of women giving a voice to those who have none. Seven women from South Florida are preparing to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and the goal is to bring attention to human trafficking. It was more than determination that helped the women reach […]

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Region VIII: HNBA Human Trafficking Conference

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN DAY SLAVERY Please join the Hispanic National Bar Association, Florida International University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law’s HALSA and CASBA for a candid discussion on The Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Florida and the U.S. A panel of experts from a variety of sectors will discuss the […]

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Observing National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

TALLAHASSEE – January 11, 2012 – From Florida Department of Children and Families Release The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice will be handing out blue ribbons to legislators today in observance of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The ribbons are attached to cards describing human trafficking and how […]

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Florida “riddled with Human Trafficking”

Tallahassee, Florida – A form of modern day slavery is happening all across Florida right now and police are trying to figure out the best way to attack it. On Monday in Tallahassee, police agents gathered at the headquarters of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and learned new ways to handle cases of human […]

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“Break These Chains” Freedom Walk

The “Break These Chains” Freedom Walk is your chance to increase awareness about human trafficking, also known as modern-day slavery, and to help raise funds for trafficking victims.

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