Human Trafficking Summit

Attorney General Pam Bondi kicked off this year’s Human Trafficking Summit Monday in Orlando.

One of the many focuses of this year’s upcoming Human Trafficking Summit may be on Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT community.

A two-day summit aimed at continuing the fight against human trafficking in Florida kicked off Thursday morning at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Attorney General Pam Bondi hopes to build on past anti-trafficking efforts with her new Statewide Council on Human Trafficking. She led the panel’s first meeting Monday in Tallahassee.

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, Florida is ranked third in the nation for the number of calls received by the center’s human trafficking hotline.

One Sex Trafficking Survivor’s Story

Dec 8, 2013
Dan Wagner / Sarasota Herald-Tribune

When Moe Crowle walks along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, a blighted drag in Sarasota’s historically black neighborhood, men on bikes shout from across the street and a mother wearing cheetah-print pants walks away from her baby stroller to chat. An old Cadillac with dark tinted windows stops and then crawls along the sidewalk next to her. A man opens the door and stares.

For better and worse, Moe is well-known in this north Sarasota neighborhood. The glares have been a constant since she was 17, when she was first prostituted in this affluent beach town.

USF To Host Human Trafficking Summit

Oct 2, 2013

A statewide human trafficking summit focusing on labor and sex trafficking will take place Thursday at the University of South Florida.

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Interagency Human Trafficking Work Group is hosting the summit.

Invitees include advocates, law enforcement, members of the medical community, as well as the legal community.