Florida

 

states-full-FloridaLocal Organizations and Referrals

 

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
State-wide
www.stophumantrafficking.org

Freedom to Thrive/SENetwork of Youth and Family Services
Bonita Springs, FL
239-949-4414
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.yfsn.org/

Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking
Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area, FL
727-562-4917
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.catfht.org/ 

Broward Human Trafficking Coalition
Fort Lauderdale & Broward County, FL
954-594-3439
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.bhtc.us

Covenant House Florida
Fort Lauderdale & Orlando, FL
Main Office in Fort Lauderdale: 1-800-683-8338
Main Office in Orlando: 1-800-441-4478
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.covenanthousefl.org

Broward County Sexual Assault Treatment Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Main: 954-765-4159
24 Hour Hotline: 954-761-7273
Intake Line: 954-765-5031
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.broward.org/sexualassault

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Deerfield Beach/Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County, Florida
Main: 954-760-9800
24hr Hotline: 954-761-1133
General: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Volunteer Opportunities: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.womenindistress.org

Kristi House/Project GOLD
Miami, FL
Main: 305-547-6800
Intake & Volunteer Line: 305-285-5931
24 Hr. Hotline: 1-877-GOLD-916
Volunteer Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
General Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.kristihouse.org

Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Serves Central Florida (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Volusia/Flagler Counties)
Main: 407-244-5129
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.GOHTTF.org

Harbor House of Central Florida, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Serves Central Florida (Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties)
24 Hr. Hotline: 407-886-2856
Main: 407-886-2244
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.harborhousefl.com

B.E.S.T. - Building Empowerment By Stopping Trafficking, Inc.
Victims Hotline: 855-BEST811 (855-237-8811)
Main: 305-728-5218
www.beststoptrafficking.org

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Florida - Current Criminal Statutes
796.035 Selling or buying of minors into sex trafficking or prostitution; penalties
796.045 Sex trafficking; penalties
787.05 Unlawfully obtaining labor or services
787.06 Human Trafficking
772.104 Civil cause of action (... any person who proves by clear and convincing evidence that he or she has been injured by reason of any violation of the provisions of s. 772.103 due to sex trafficking or human trafficking shall have a cause of action.)
409.953 Services to immigrant survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other serious crimes
895.02 HT to Racketeering Statute
934.07 Authorized interception of communications
HB 99 Sexually Exploited Children are Children Found to be Dependent
39.401 Child Found to be Dependent Taken into Custody
39.524 Safe Harbor Placement
409.1678 Safe Harbor for Children who are victims of sexual exploitation
960.065 Victims of Sexual Exploitation are Eligible for awards under Victim Compensation Laws

 For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC call Statistics 

To view call statistics for Florida, click on the links below

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Florida Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report
2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Florida Responds to Human Trafficking (Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights)

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Clearwater, FL (Shared Hope International)

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Broward and Dade Counties, FL (Shared Hope International)

Modern-Day Slavery Museum (Coalition for Immokalee Workers)

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
National Human Trafficking Resource Center National Human Trafficking Resource Center Report Human Trafficking Access Trainings Human Trafficking Information & Resources

Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

.

- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris