Florida Ranks Third in Federal Cases

October 17, 2018, Orlando, FL According to a recent report issued by the Human Trafficking Institute, Florida ranked third in human trafficking cases actively prosecuted in federal court last year. The detailed report utilized court documents from across the country to provide a good look at human trafficking in the justice system. While many survivors […]

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Child Today. Criminal Tomorrow.

October 2, 2018, Orlando, FL Imagine you have a 17-year-old niece named Stephanie. She loves dancing, movies, and spending time with her friends. One day a man starts talking to her online and promises her the world. Stephanie falls for his trap, hook, line, and sinker. He gets her hooked on drugs and begins selling […]

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5 Minutes…

Did you know you can save lives with just 5 minutes of your time? For weeks, human trafficking advocates have encouraged state leaders to pass a bill that would require hotel and motel staff to receive training about human trafficking. It would also allow victims who were exploited in these establishments to sue if the businesses were […]

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FREEDOM2017 at City Hall

September 28, Orlando, FL Elected officials, business leaders, media, and community members filled the rotunda of Orlando City Hall today to hear Orlando’s commitment to stopping human trafficking. FREEDOM2017 was an event hosted by the City of Orlando highlighting the efforts of Florida Abolitionist. As visitors entered the building, they were greeted by excited members of […]

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Labor Day 2017

September 4, 2017, Orlando, FL Life in Southeast Asia was hard for Lucas* and his family. Low wages and poverty drove him to the United States with hopes of giving his family a better future. He left his wife and son to pursue the American dream. A company promised Lucas a work permit and Visa, […]

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Senator Nelson Invites FA to Testify

  Washington, D.C., July 12, 2017   U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (FL-D) opened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with the words, “Human trafficking is a horrific crime. It is a widespread problem that requires us to put all solutions on the table.” These words set the stage for the Senate hearing focusing […]

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Trafficking in Persons in 2017

Washington, D.C., June 27, 2017 In 2001, the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released the very first Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Trafficking in Persons is most often described as human trafficking. The State Department has released this report each year since 2001. The report ranks governments based on […]

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