To combat human trafficking through preventative education and community partnerships.

Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking

The Southwest Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking works with a large and growing number of area organizations that provide various direct services to survivors of human trafficking. The regional partner organizations meet every two months to learn more about some aspect of one another’s mission and work to prevent and combat human trafficking.


On Thursday, November 11th at noon Dr. Michael Shively from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) in Washington, DC. Dr. Shively will be speaking about ways in which the demand for commercial sexual exploitation may be reduced.

This presentation will provide an overview of the 15 basic methods that have been developed to combat demand and will discuss lessons learned in tracking their use in over 2,400 U.S. cities and counties (including over 130 in Florida). We will also discuss education and treatment programs commonly known as “john schools” and other approaches that are not dependent upon police or the courts – including public education efforts, and actions taken by community groups and employers. Also provided will be an overview of, an online resource for anyone interested in reducing sex trafficking and prostitution in their community, as well as a discussion of how to initiate, sustain, and improve demand reduction initiatives.

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