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Human Trafficking Summit
2014 Human Trafficking Summit Join the Department of Juvenile Justice and its many committed partners at Florida’s third statewide Human Trafficking Summit on October 9-10, 2014, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Read More >
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2014 Human Trafficking Summit website. If you’re here, you’re likely interested in learning more about the scope of human trafficking in Florida and hopefully wondering what you can do to help. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
We’ve made progress. In Florida, there are more laws than ever in place to protect residents, help victims and prosecute predators, and our collaborative, inter-agency approach to tackling the issue is a model for the nation.
However, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. Human traffickers view our state as one of the most attractive destinations and transit points for their victims and Florida accounts for the third-highest call volume to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. While it is more common for predators to prey on vulnerable residents, such as undocumented migrants, runaways, and at-risk youth , human trafficking cuts across race, nationality, gender, age, and socio-economic background. That’s why every Floridian must be armed with knowledge to spot the signs of victimization and courage to report it immediately.
This year’s summit will focus on labor and sex trafficking of both children and adults, and we’re proud to offer a wide array of breakout sessions and training opportunities. We’ll have profession-specific sessions tailored to professions, such as law enforcement, the legal community, service providers, the medical community, educators, and other first responders. We’ll also offer more general sessions that will appeal to any member of the public.
Collaboration and communication among authorities, organizations that serve at-risk populations, and the community is the key to combating human trafficking. Sharing information enables local-level task forces and coalitions to identify the warning signs and provide victims with appropriate services and treatment, so I assure you this will be a key component of our summit conversation.
I hope that you will be able to join the Department of Juvenile Justice and its many committed partners at Florida’s second statewide Human Trafficking Summit on October 9-10, 2014, at the University of South Florida in Tampa. To register for the Human Trafficking Summit, click here.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to seeing each of you at the summit and working together to make Florida a safer place for its children and their families.
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