Down but not Out

March 9, 2018, Orlando, FL In a last-minute attempt to help stop human trafficking, Senator Lauren Book (D-Plantation) and Representative Ross Spano (R-Dover) stood true to their word in support of trafficking victims. With only hours remaining in the legislative session, they added a measure to a bill that would help stop human trafficking in […]

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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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Major Victory in the House

February 28, 2018, Orlando, FL For years, websites used to facilitate human trafficking have made Millions while young girls and boys are exploited repeatedly. These websites make it easy for buyers to purchase sex from victims and legal proceedings have stalled. Lawyers for sites like Backpage.com, which hosts thousands of ads for prostitution daily, have […]

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Call & Email Today!

February 20, Orlando, FL When I was 18, I was pulled over by a police officer and was completely confused as to why.  He could tell right away and gently informed me that it is a law to merge into the next lane when a police officer is pulled over on the side of the road. […]

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Hundreds Gather at State Capitol

April 13, 2017, Tallahassee, FL Florida Abolitionist staff and volunteers were on hand to participate in the inaugural Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the State Capitol building in Tallahassee, FL. The day began with a prayer breakfast where advocates and state leaders were moved to get involved by keeping victim care at the forefront. Dr. Joel […]

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Governor Rick Scott to Visit Kristi House for Ceremonial Bill Signing of HB99 and HB7049

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 MIAMI, FL, Jun 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Kristi House, Miami-Dade County’s children’s advocacy center that provides services and system coordination for child victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking, today welcomes Governor Rick Scott for the ceremonial signing of HB99 and HB7049. Gov. Scott will be joined by Attorney […]

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Bahamas Government Issues Stern Warning for Persons Engaged in Human Trafficking

  NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas has warned that it will deal harshly with anyone found engaged in human trafficking even as officials here said there has been no report of trafficking in persons here. But National Security Minister OAT “Tommy” Turnquest said that women and girls were  “disproportionately represented” among the millions of […]

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How to Combat Sex Trafficking in Massage Parlors

By Sunday, March 25, 2012 – Rights So Divine by Youngbee Dale WASHINGTON, March 25, 2012—Law enforcement officials across the U.S. agree that sex trafficking in massage parlors continues despite efforts to curb the practice. However, the recent success against the sex trade in massage parlors in Georgia demonstrates that there may be a path […]

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Let’s Break Mental, Emotional Chains of Human Trafficking

BY KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE www.miamisao.com Human trafficking crimes occur on the shadowy edges of daily existence. Effectively exposing this problem, allowing knowledge and awareness to shine a bright light on these very dark crimes are important early steps in our efforts to end human trafficking. International Human Trafficking Awareness Day was memorialized on Jan. 11, […]

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Can the Government Force Suspects to Decrypt Incriminating Files?

John Villasenor, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Slate.com March 06, 2012 — In October 2010, law enforcement agents pursuing a child pornography investigation tracked a Florida man suspected of sharing illegal images to a hotel room in California. After obtaining a search warrant, they raided the room, seizing computers and hard […]

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