Update on Florida Child Sex Trafficking

The Good and Not-So-Good News About Florida's Anti-Trafficking Response. First, the good news: Florida leads the nation in a comprehensive approach to addressing child sex trafficking, according to the latest annual scorecard by Shared Hope International and the Institute for Justice and Advocacy. The not-so-good news? Florida only scored a C. In addition, 40 out of 50 states received an F grade and 10 states received a D. When Shared Hope International began releasing its annual state report card ten years ago, it created a legal framework to challenge states to enact comprehensive responses to address child sex trafficking. The latest report card assesses not just criminal provisions, but also ...Read More

2022-02-26T07:02:04-05:00February 26, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|

File Taxes by April 18th to Receive Full Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit could reach 9 of every 10 children in Florida! Each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child under 6 years old, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old. Yet, many families still do NOT realize they are eligible for these funds or may not know they must file taxes by April 18 to receive their full tax credit. Your help is needed is helping us spread the word. A staggering total of 3,833,000 Florida children are eligible, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.  Important Facts EVERY CHILD WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS ELIGIBLE (even ...Read More

2022-02-07T17:00:26-05:00February 7, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Closing Crumbling, Costly Prisons is the Right Thing To Do

Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson is absolutely on the right path in criticizing Florida’s malfunctioning adult prison system and demanding it be held accountable. He says he’s “doing the math” and his math is blackboard perfect. He and his team deserve the full support of child advocacy groups including American Children’s Campaign. For several years, the American Children’s Campaign has voiced our objection about the adult prison system’s monetary drain on Florida’s budget, its continued waste, and its lack of creativity and originality in achieving better outcomes. Due to the prison system’s extraordinary expense, and the hardships it creates on families, Florida’s children don’t receive resources to meet their needs ...Read More

2021-10-06T20:15:46-04:00October 6, 2021|Breaking News, Top Stories|