Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked into forced labor situations and into the sex trade worldwide. Many of these victims are lured from their homes with false promises of well-paying jobs; instead, they are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic servitude, or other types of forced labor. Victims are found in legitimate and illegitimate labor industries, including sweatshops, massage parlors, agricultural fields, restaurants, hotels, and domestic service. 

Traffickers prey on victims with little or no social safety net. They look for victims who are vulnerable because of their undocumented immigration status, limited English proficiency, and those who may be in vulnerable situations due to economic hardship, political instability, natural disasters, or other causes.

Find information and links to Human Trafficking resources below.  

If you suspect that a person may be a victim of human trafficking, please call the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tip-line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (1-866-347-2423). You can also report online at www.ice.gov/tips.

 

Human Trafficking Resources

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report U.S. Department of State
Florida Annual Human Trafficking Report 2017-2018 Florida Department of Children and Families
Downloadable Human Trafficking Awareness Materials National Human TraffickingHotline
Human Trafficking 101 Florida Department of Health
Slavery Today End Slavery Now
Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Context – Recorded Webinar National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Human Trafficking Identification and Service Provision in the Medical and Social Service Sectors Health and Human Rights Journal June 2016

 

Human Trafficking Data

Human Trafficking Victims

Florida Regional Human Trafficking Task Forces Florida Department of Children and Families