Attorney General Pam Bondi

Bondi Calls For Awareness Of Victims' Rights

Apr 13, 2016
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is encouraging people affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse to reach out to law enforcement. The move is part of a national push for awareness of victims’ rights.

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As Florida’s Human Trafficking Council continues working to combat modern day slavery, some members say they’re frustrated with how long it’s taking to implement solutions.

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Governor Rick Scott has signed a number of measures into law, including one aimed at helping address Florida’s backlog of untested rape kits. It’s a major priority for Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Florida Channel

The Statewide Human trafficking council welcomed its newest member Monday. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi—who leads the group—introduced the person chosen to replace the former head of the state Department of Health Dr. John Armstrong.

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A bill to help provide closure for families impacted by the now-closed Dozier School for Boys is now headed to Governor Rick Scott. That’s the former North Florida reform school surrounded by allegations of abuse and deaths over a span of decades.

MGN Online

A bill aimed at helping to address the state’s rape kits backlog is now heading to the Governor, after passing the Florida Legislature unanimously.

Florida Channel

A measure to help Florida get rid of its backlog of thousands of untested rape kits passed its first Senate panel Monday.

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Now that the work is complete on the now-closed Dozier School for boys, alleged abuse survivors and elected officials are now looking into ways of how to move forward together. A final report on the work done to reunite the remains of loved ones buried on the property with their families is still leaving all parties involved with some unanswered questions.

Florida Channel

Helping young human trafficking victims and making sure juveniles get the help they need are among the legislative goals of two state agencies that deal with children.

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January marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and state officials are commemorating the month by drawing attention to the signs of human trafficking that could help potential victims.

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There are more than 13,000 untested rape kits in Florida. That’s according to a $300,000 assessment surveying law enforcement crime labs, announced Monday. Getting those bits of DNA tested has been a major focus for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is thanking Governor Rick Scott for pledging millions of dollars to help process thousands of untested rape kits.

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A statewide two-day summit in Tampa to combat human trafficking is now over. And, while stakeholders agree Florida has come a long way in making people more aware of the issue, they say there’s still much work to do to address the practice.

Florida Channel

Attorney General Pam Bondi, Governor Rick Scott, and a number of state officials and stakeholders kicked off a two-day Human Trafficking Summit in Tampa Thursday.

Florida Department of Corrections

A Florida man convicted of killing four people, including his own daughter, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday. Jerry Correll’s execution had been delayed for months.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and state officials commemorated the month during a recent Cabinet meeting.

Florida Channel

The Florida Cabinet discussed the future surrounding the now-closed Dozier School for Boys, a former Panhandle reform school with a troubling past.

Florida Channel

Looking into a school for men arrested for buying sex, getting a first-look at kid-friendly anti-human trafficking app, and considering more legislation cracking down on the practice are just some the areas discussed during a statewide panel Tuesday.

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Florida is expecting a budget surplus this year. Legislative leaders have suggested that money should be earmarked for education or handed back to Floridians in the form of tax breaks. But the state’s attorney general is hoping some of that money will be used to support the testing of what she estimates are thousands of untested DNA samples stacking up in crime labs.

MGN Online

A statewide council looking to build on Florida’s current anti-human trafficking efforts is mulling over potential legislation for 2016.

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Florida officials are gearing up for the annual Human Trafficking summit.

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Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi is joining 44 other states in a fight against Robocall scams.

Florida Channel

While the state has made new strides in efforts to combat human trafficking, a statewide panel convened by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says there are still areas that need some work.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is weighing in on Wednesday's deadly church shooting in South Carolina.

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With Hurricane season underway, Florida officials are warning residents about scams that tend to blow through the state along with the storms.

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