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Florida’s U.S. Senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, joined 18 other Congressional colleagues in filing bipartisan legislation crack down on websites, which knowingly facilitate online sex trafficking. They’re targeting one website in particular.

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While Florida’s fight against human trafficking is far from over, officials say one tool is helping combat the modern-slavery practice.

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A new report on how Florida handles young human trafficking victims is receiving mixed reviews.

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A bill building on Florida’s anti-human trafficking efforts is now heading to both the House and Senate floors.

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A bill requiring Florida schools to teach about the dangers of human trafficking is starting to advance in the Senate.

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Bills to help some of the state’s most vulnerable Floridians as well as youthful offenders have passed their first Senate committee.

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The head of the Florida Department of Corrections says her agency is doing its part to help make sure released inmates aren’t targeted by potential human traffickers.

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A state lawmaker wants Florida schools to include the dangers of human trafficking in their health education curriculum. That's on top of other statewide efforts to help fight the modern day slavery practice.

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As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking is holding multiple events this month to help combat the modern day slavery practice. That includes a Thursday seminar for the area’s health care professionals.

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and North Florida experts are hoping to use the time to spread more awareness about common misconceptions and what the public can do to help.

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Local artists have until midnight Friday to submit their entries for a human trafficking awareness contest. It’s hosted by the Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Robin Hassler Thompson is a member of the coalition.

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There are a lot more boys who are victims of human trafficking than previously thought in Florida. That’s according to Bethany Gilot, the statewide human trafficking director of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She says it’s because the disclosure rate among boys is extremely low.

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The head of Florida’s child welfare agency is defending a human trafficking tool used by his agency and some others. His remarks follow a report released months ago that questions the tool’s effectiveness.

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Thousands of law enforcement have gotten online training course on human trafficking in Florida. State officials are hoping even more will take an updated elective course.

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There are only a few days left for Floridians to register for this year’s Human Trafficking Summit, and Attorney General Pam Bondi says there will be many exciting panels and speakers.

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A new report states a human trafficking tool used among some state agencies may not be that effective.

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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.

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A group of U.S. Senators and Representatives want to make temporary work visas public information. The lawmakers say it’ll help prevent human trafficking.

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Governor Rick Scott has until Wednesday to act on a bill that could expand protections for victims of abuse.

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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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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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State officials continue to battle human trafficking in the state of Florida. This Session, lawmakers are offering multiple bills that could protect victims and penalize traffickers.

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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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A bill building on reforms to help young sex trafficking victims passed its first House panel Wednesday. The so-called glitch bill seeks to prevent further victims from being charged.

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