human trafficking

Bjoertvedt via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Deadline Approaches For Victim Protections Bill

Apr 4, 2016
Beth Cortez-Neavel/ flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethcortez-neavel/20699620022/

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

Florida Channel

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.

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.

Andreia/ flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/iseecat/10676841395/

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.

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.

Attorney General Pam Bondi's twitter

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.

iStockphoto

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.

MGN Online

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 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.

MGN Online

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

myfloridalegal.com

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

Florida Channel

The head of Florida’s juvenile justice agency is hailing the expansion of a new tool to help in the state’s anti-human trafficking efforts.

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.

myfloridalegal.com

Among the most recent set of measures Governor Rick Scott has approved is a newly signed bill meant to enhance Florida’s anti-human trafficking efforts.

MGN Online

A bill aimed at toughening Florida’s human trafficking laws will become law in a few months, following Governor Rick Scott’s signing. It increases the penalties for soliciting another for prostitution.

MyFloridaLegal.com

A bill requiring human trafficking awareness signs be posted at certain businesses and other areas of the state is now headed to the Governor, after receiving final Senate approval.

Laurie Findley's Facebook Page

A Tallahassee high school student has almost single handedly organized a march on the Florida Capitol that takes place on Friday of this week (4/24/15).  She’s actually been a dedicated social activist almost her entire time in high school.

Fighting human trafficking is one of the top issues for U.S. Attorney Pamela Marsh.
Howard Revis via Flickr

At nine different locations across Tallahassee Thursday, volunteers worked to raise awareness for human trafficking.  And sometimes that means getting into traffic.

News 13 screen shot

The three candidates in Florida’s Attorney General race debated Monday in what is expected to be the only event with all three for this election cycle. Among the topics was a discussion over an amendment that could legalize medical marijuana in the state.

AG Debate: Constitutional Amendment #2

myfloridalegal.com

Florida is ranked number three in the U.S. for the number of calls received at the nation’s human trafficking hotline. To curb that trend, state and local officials have worked with lawmakers over the years to put new laws in place. And, a newly-formed council is hatching plans to build on the state’s past progress and propose new legislation for next year.

Capital Report: 08-22-2014

Aug 22, 2014

Here’s the latest on a story we’ve been following for many weeks. Lawmakers, lawyers and the League of Women voters converged on a Leon County Courtroom this week to argue the merits of Florida’s newly revised congressional districts.  Nick Evans reports parties to the case did not see eye to eye in testimony leading up to the judge’s decision.

Florida Channel

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.

MGN Online

Governor Rick Scott has signed the final bill delivered to his desk into law Wednesday aimed at helping children with special needs.

The last bill Scott signed into law requires the appointment of an attorney to represent children with special needs, unless they have pro bono representation.

It can only happen if the child with disabilities meets certain criteria, which includes residing in a nursing facility, is developmentally disabled, or a victim of human trafficking.

Pages