In 2012, Florida passed landmark legislation, the Safe Harbor Act, which recognized trafficked children as victims who deserve services when they break free from their traffickers, not incarceration. Yet, while progress has made over the past decade, more is needed.
Decisions are being made in Tallahassee that could affect the range of services to child victims. We must urge our state to continue targeting services to help these victims heal from the severe trauma they endured.
COVID has made trafficking worse
Trafficking reports have increased 40% since the pandemic began.
Florida Is a hub for trafficking
Florida ranks 3rd in the nation for reports of trafficking.
All children are vulnerable.
Child sex trafficking happens every day. In every Florida county.
Child abuse, neglect, evictions and homelessness are on the rise
All of these unmet needs add up to putting children more at risk.
Over 1,300 victims served by Voices for Florida Open Doors Outreach Network
Open Doors is Florida’s leading 24/7/365 network of care for child victims of trafficking.
Services for child victims is at risk for further cuts in 2023
Your voice is needed to help victims continue receiving trauma-informed services they need to heal.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Urge our state to continue targeting help to traumatized child victims and meet increased needs for children’s health care, quality child care, hunger, eviction prevention and more. All these unmet needs put children more at risk.
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