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Sexual Violence Prevention Program
2585 Merchants Row Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
What is Human Trafficking?
Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining, by any means, and person for labor or services involving forces labor, slavery or servitude in any industry, such as forced or coerced participating in agriculture, prostitution, manufacturing, or other industries or in domestic service or marriage. (Freedom Network, based on the federal criminal law definitions of trafficking).
How many people are trafficked?
Estimates in the U.S. exceed 14,500–17,500 annually, of which 80 percent are women and children. Globally, the numbers range from 600,000 to 4 million people who are trafficked worldwide each year (United Nations).
Human Trafficking Defined:
The chart below, extrapolated and simplified from the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children definition, is a useful tool for analyzing individual cases to determine whether or not they constitute trafficking. In order for the situation to be trafficking, it must have at least one of the elements within each of the three criteria of Process, Means, and Goal.
Human Trafficking is:
Debt Bondage (unfair wages)
If a condition from each category is met, the result is trafficking. For adults, victim consent does not matter if one of the Means is used. For children, it does not matter if Means are used; consent is irrelevant.
- Polaris Project: http://www.polarisproject.org/state-map/florida
- Florida Freedom Partnership: 866-443-0106
- Housing: domestic violence programs: 800-500-1119
- Law enforcement: 911, Local Law Enforcement
- Legal: FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights: 850-644-4550
- Florida Department of Children and Families human trafficking website: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/initiatives/humantrafficking
- Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Reporting Portal: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
- Office of the Attorney General of Florida Human Trafficking website: http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/AF860EB7606CF92D85257A7D00458CD7
- Human Trafficking Contacts by County (.pdf—21kb)
- Florida Department of Health Office of Refugee Health: http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-people-and-families/community-health/refugee-health/refugee-information.html#heading_4
- Attorney General and Florida Department of Law Enforcement online "Introduction to Human Trafficking" training: http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/6BBC6DE528570DE585257B810058C2B9
- Federal HHS: 888-373-7888
- FBI: 888-428-7581
- Health and Human Services Toll-free number: 888-3737-888 (www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking)
- Human Trafficking 101 Training (.pdf - 207kb)
- Department of Homeland Security Human Trafficking Awareness Training—http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/training/dhs_awareness_training_fy12/hta01/module.htm?refresh=1&
- Department of Justice—Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line: 1-888-428-7581 (voice and TTY)
- Rescue and Restore Campaign Tool Kit for Health Care Providers: www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/campaign_kits/tool_kit_health/overview.html