According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there are 27 million people enslaved worldwide. In 2011, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center ranked Florida 3rd in the number of calls received by the center’s human trafficking hotline.
Victims of human trafficking include children, women and men who are subjected to sexual exploitation or forced labor through force, fraud or coercion.
Attorney General Pam Bondi is dedicated to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking.
Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking parents to help protect their children from human trafficking. Human traffickers recruit victims through various means, including using the Internet and social media. Human traffickers have online access, and parents can help make sure they cannot access children online.
Attorney General Bondi announced a statewide awareness campaign that encourages parents to go to MyFloridaLegal.com to find a tip sheet and pledge for their children to sign about online safety. The campaign kicked-off with billboards, bus shelter posters and mall displays throughout Florida. To view the campaign and access the tip sheet, click here.
During the 2012 legislative session, Attorney General Bondi joined Senator Flores and Representative Snyder to advocate legislation that cracks down on human trafficking.
Attorney General Bondi is joining forces with Florida's business community to stop human trafficking. Businesses are uniquely positioned to help stop human trafficking. For example, businesses can help in this fight by ensuring there is no human trafficking within their supply chains and by training employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking and report suspected cases. Click here to learn more.
Additionally, Attorney General Bondi and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Bailey recently announced a new optional training for Florida law enforcement. The two-hour online training, “Introduction to Human Trafficking,” includes an introduction from Attorney General Bondi and equips front-line officers with information to help them recognize and respond to human trafficking. The complete FDLE “Introduction to Human Trafficking” training is available on FDLE’s website.
- Pam Bondi: AG's office is fighting modern slavery
- Florida is a 'hub' for human traffickers, attorney general says, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- Florida fights the 'ugly crime' of human trafficking, WTLV
- State officials put spotlight on human trafficking, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- Sex traffickers force girls as young as 8 into prostitution in Central Florida, Orlando Sentinel
- Not Quite a Teen, Yet Sold for Sex, New York Times
- Sex trafficking in the USA hits close to home, USA Today
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