Attorney General Ashley Moody News Release
|January 14, 2020
Contact: Kylie Mason
Phone: (850) 245-0150
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VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Presents Human Trafficking Awareness Month Resolution
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “I am proud to present this resolution to the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking, and to stand with our Direct Support Organization as they work to provide additional resources for our mission of ending this atrocious crime in Florida. Raising awareness of human trafficking is vitally important as our state prepares to host several large, high-profile events, such as the upcoming Super Bowl in Miami and Super Bowl LV in Tampa next year.”
It is especially important to recognize the signs of human trafficking now, before major events that can draw people from across the world to Florida and could create a temporary, illegal market for human trafficking.
Attorney General Moody encourages everyone to learn how to spot human trafficking. Some of the significant signs of human trafficking to look out for include:
- Physical injuries, such as burns, branding, disorientation, scars, tattoos, etc.;
- Individuals displaying fear, anxiousness, paranoia or a reluctancy to discuss injuries;
- Speaking as if coached or having someone else speak for them; and
- Suffering from drug addiction, infections or sleep deprivation.
To view a copy of the resolution, click here.
Attorney General Moody presented the resolution at a news conference today in the Florida State Capitol unveiling the DSO’s new name. To learn more, click here.
Earlier this month, Attorney General Moody issued a video recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. To view the video, click here.