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National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 31st, 2022   No Comments   Human Trafficking

The following letter to the editor was authored by Justice for Kids Partner Justin Grosz:


Human Trafficking is an incredibly important issue that demands our attention. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month; and as it comes to a close, we must continue to bring our awareness to this issue and how we can each do our part to prevent human trafficking. There are many misconceptions when it comes to human trafficking. While most think these events mostly take place abroad, this is a grave domestic issue. In fact, Florida ranks 3rd in the nation in terms of the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, the vast majority of which involve the commercial sexual exploitation of minors.  The average age that a trafficked victim is first used for commercial sex is between just 12-14 years old. These children are vulnerable and often lured into terrifying situations which they lack the resources to extricate themselves from.


Miami Herald: ‘This is like a divorce.’ Shelters housing migrant kids caught between DeSantis, Biden

January 7th, 2022   No Comments   Uncategorized

As reported by the Miami Herald, Florida shelters that house migrant children on behalf of the federal government say they’re increasingly worried that a feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration and President Joe Biden over his immigration policies will force them to relocate hundreds of children outside the state.


WVLA: La. Department of Children and Family Services responds to lawsuit alleging “years of alleged sexual abuse”

January 4th, 2022   No Comments   Uncategorized

As reported by WVLA NBC Local 33, a human trafficking case has been filed regarding allegations of sexual abuse involving the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

Sadly, this is yet another example of sexual assault cases in our foster care system.