October 1, 2023

Southwest Florida Welcomes Second Human Trafficking Statewide Task Force

Law enforcement leaders from five Southwest Florida counties have announced a shared goal: Creating a task force that will combat human trafficking in the region. Collier, […]
September 26, 2023

USDOT Announces New Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that it is raising awareness to combat human trafficking in the country with various initiatives, including new collaboration among transportation […]
August 19, 2023

Editorial: Pa. needs to protect children from internet pornography

Ultimately, the issue of youth online safety will have to be settled at the federal level, to avoid a patchwork of regulations difficult to enforce, and to comply with. Here, France provides a possible model: The government of President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for age limits not just for porn sites, but for other social media, as well.
August 19, 2023

How a Florida Hotel Clerk Rescued 2 Girls from Sex Trafficking, Leading to Arrest of Man & Woman

Police are lauding a motel worker as a “local hero” after his quick thinking led to the rescue of two girls who were allegedly being sex trafficked in Palm Beach, Fla. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said that Ricardo Flores, 44, and Maria Barrios Calero, 44, were both arrested and charged in connection with the incident, which unfolded at the Lago Motor Inn motel in Lake Worth Beach, Fla., about 10 miles south of West Palm Beach.
June 1, 2023

The Lawyer Whose Sex Trafficking Case Against Instagram could Spell Trouble for Big Tech

On 14 March 2022, Annie McAdams, a personal injury lawyer running a small firm in Houston, Texas, filed a civil action suit on behalf of one of her […]
May 8, 2023

Florida Lawmakers Approve the Next Step in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Under the bill, DCF would be required to certify adult safe houses, inspect and re-certify them every year. A bill that would take the next step […]
April 13, 2023

Using Analytics and AI to Tackle Global Human Trafficking

One of the most disturbing things about global human trafficking is just how pervasive it is. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), an agency of […]
April 7, 2023

House panel OK’s bill boosting safe house protections against human trafficking

A bill designed to improve human trafficking awareness, security and conditions at child and adult safe houses across Florida is now advancing in the Legislature’s lower […]
April 7, 2023

Iowa businesses against human trafficking finalist for award

DES MOINES — The Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking initiative is one of three finalists for a national award. The program, started by Secretary of State Paul […]
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