Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Florida Attorney General Fights Sex And Labor Trafficking

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued a statement that she is committed to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking, and during Human Trafficking Awareness Month this January, she asks all Floridians to engage in the fight to identify and protect potential victims. 

Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it exploits children, women and men. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center estimates that more than 20 million people are enslaved worldwide, and the average age that children are first used for commercial sex is between 12 and 14 years old. 

Florida ranks third in the nation in the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking hotline, and Attorney General Bondi encourages an all-hands-on-deck approach to eradicating human trafficking.

"Floridians can help battle human trafficking in our state by educating themselves about the signs of sex and labor trafficking and how to report suspected cases,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “We will continue to work with public and private partners in our effort to eradicate human trafficking. I encourage Floridians to visit today to find useful information on human trafficking."

During Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Floridians can learn about human trafficking by visiting

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