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Center for the Advancement of
Human Rights

FLORIDA STRATEGIC PLAN ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights (“CAHR”) has done leading work nationwide combating human trafficking. In 2004, the Center produced one of the first victim-based research assessments of human trafficking in the United States (“Florida Responds to Human Trafficking”) with funding from the Florida Department of Children and Families. Since that time, the Center has designed human trafficking curricula for federal and state agencies, assisted with the drafting of Florida anti-trafficking laws, and conducted several hundred trainings nationally and internationally for law enforcement officials and service providers. CAHR also provides ongoing  pro bono legal representation for survivors of forced labor and sex trafficking.

In 2009, the Florida Legislature commissioned the Center to produce a Florida Statewide Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking. With the generous support of the Florida Bar Foundation, CAHR undertook a two year study of human trafficking in Florida. The resulting work product draws on the experiences of countless law enforcement officials, service providers, and state agency workers.  It  provides both a survey of human trafficking trends in Florida as well as comprehensive recommendations on how Florida can better combat trafficking crimes and care for trafficking victims. The Strategic Plan can be  accessed and downloaded in its entirety from this webpage. Particular components of the plan, including a Resource Directory of service providers throughout the state, can also be accessed to the right.

 

GOAL 1: To have useful data that reflects and is used to evaluate the prevention of human trafficking, protection and support for victims and sucess in prosecuting traffickers

GOAL 2: To have a resource directory of all service programs that is user-friendly and current

GOAL 3: To deploy effective public awarenesss strategies

GOAL 4: To enact effective laws to protect and support victims and punish traffickers

GOAL 5: To have strong and effective local and state programs, law enforcement, social services, justice system and other community responses that protect and support victims and punish traffickers, especially among those communities that are disproportionately affected by human trafficking

Recommendations from the entire Plan

Appendices

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT TRENDS

 

 

FLORIDA CASES

 

 

FLORIDA ANTI-TRAFFICKING LAWS

 

 

RESOURCE DIRECTORY

CURRENT TASK FORCES/COALITIONS