Did you know that Florida ranks #3 out of all states in the Country for incidents of Human Trafficking? Did you know that Palm Beach County ranks #3 out of all Counties in the State for suspected cases of Human Trafficking? In fact, Human Trafficking cases in Palm Beach County have included both sex and labor trafficking, both child and adult victims, and both foreign and domestic born. Unfortunately, many people do not recognize the signs of Human Trafficking and as a result, opportunities to rescue victims and likewise to hold traffickers accountable are missed. We invite you to learn more about Human Trafficking through our website. By raising our collective awareness, we can more readily identify and help victims of Human Trafficking, more often hold traffickers accountable, and ultimately create a safer community for everyone.
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against a person's will. Human trafficking affects every community in the United States across age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic backgrounds. Simply put, anyone can be a victim of human trafficking. Not only are victims trafficked in other countries, they are also our children, our teenagers, and our young adults. Knowledge is power and together we can raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking to help victims and stop traffickers.
Human Trafficking 101 from the Blue Campaign.