Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which victims are used for forced labor or sexual exploitation. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is a federal law that criminalizes the act of human trafficking and was first signed into action in early 2000. The act focuses on combating human trafficking through prevention, protection and prosecution. According to US law under the TVPA, human trafficking is defined as “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery”. The State of Florida is in the top three states with the most trafficking victims.
Anti-Human Trafficking is much more complex as the safety of the victim is an issue we take very seriously. We understand victims of Human Trafficking are dealing with many physiological and physical issues and must be closely monitored for their safety. We also rely on our Anti-Human Trafficking Team and our licensed clinical social worker to help provide our staff the best possible environment for individual clients since there are so many variables. Therefore we take each client on an individual basis and develop plans specific to their immediate and long term needs.