Modern Day Slavery
The Office of Prevention works to prevent all forms of violence. As part of Broward Human Trafficking Coalition, we work to increase community awareness as to the prevalence of human trafficking – both labor trafficking and sex trafficking. This plague affects us all – both internationally and domestically, both adults and children. Did you know that sex trafficking victims, on average, are first exploited by their trafficker at the early age of 13? Did you know that Florida ranks up toward the top in terms of numbers of people enslaved? These numbers continue to rise in our communities because we are so often unaware of human trafficking’s prevalence and signs.
Looking below the surface – can you recognize a victims of human trafficking among the people you see everyday?
- Commercial sex
- Domestic servitude (maids)
- Sweatshop factories
- Farming or landscaping
- Hotel or tourist industries
- Janitorial services
- Restaurant service
Become an abolitionist! If you or your organization is interested in learning more or attending a workshop on this topic, contact the Office of Prevention at 754-321-2568, or visit Broward Human Trafficking Coalition website.
The BHTC works to raise awareness about Human Trafficking. The Coalition serves as an information, education, and networking resource for organizations as well as the community.
See also our related webpages on:
- Professional Development
- Reality Avenue’s show “Relationships: What is REAL Love?”
- Violence Prevention
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Broward Human Trafficking Coalition - a coalition of aimed at raising awareness about Human Trafficking. The Coalition serves as an information, education, and networking resource for organizations as well as the community.
- If you think you have encountered a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, HOTLINE 1-888-373-7888, open 24 hours a day/7 days a week – interpreters available. In cases of emergency, call 911.
- If you suspect child trafficking, you can also call 1-800-96-ABUSE
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