|January 2, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Attorney General Pam Bondi joins the President in recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 27 million people are enslaved worldwide. In 2011, the center ranked Florida third in the number of calls about potential human trafficking cases received by the center’s hotline.
“Raising awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking is a crucial component to combating this $32-billion industry that exploits women, children and men,” stated Attorney General Pam Bondi. “I remain dedicated to doing everything within my power to make Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking.”
Attorney General Bondi worked with the Florida Legislature during the 2012 legislative session to enhance penalties and provide additional measures to stop human trafficking. She is committed to partnering with federal, state and local leaders to end this crisis. Suspected cases of human trafficking should be reported to local law enforcement or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888.
For more information, visit MyFloridaLegal.com. Follow @MyFloridaLegal on Twitter and #StopHumanTrafficking to join the cause.