ROUNDTABLE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
PIO Number: 13-7-15
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Broward Sheriff’s Office
2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) held a roundtable discussion on human trafficking hosted by the Broward Sheriff’s Office with local and federal officials and social service organizations. The attendees were breifed on national and local efforts to stop human trafficking and support victims. Issues of surrounding gaps in victim services and barriers to victim identification were also discussed.
Florida is considered a hotspot for human trafficking. In 2011, Florida ranked third in the country among calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Victims of human trafficking include children, women and men who are subjected to force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of exploitation or forced labor.
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