End Human Trafficking
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
It's been said that if you're not seeing signs of human trafficking in your city, it's because you're not looking.
Did you know?
Statistics rank Florida as the third highest trafficking destination in our country, with half of all trafficking victims under the age of 18.
What is human trafficking?
Human trafficking is the practice of forcibly and illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. There are five types of human trafficking: bonded labor, forced labor, child soldiers, involuntary domestic servitude and sex trafficking. In 2016, each of the 50 states had tips to the human trafficking hotline for suspicious behavior.
The top three states of reported human trafficking are: 1.California 2.Ohio 3.Florida.
How to help:
Children and adults can be victims of human trafficking. "If you see something, say something."
• If you have information regarding suspected Human Trafficking of a child in Florida contact: Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
• If you have information regarding suspected Human Trafficking of an adult anywhere in the United States or of a child outside of Florida please contact:
National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
• Text HELP to 233733 (BEFREE): To get help for victims and survivors of human trafficking or to connect with local services.
• Visit the National Human Trafficking Hotline online at: https://humantraffickinghotline.org.
Other local organizations that actively participate in fighting the war against human trafficking are: