According to the Florida Department of Health, statistics rank Florida as the third highest human trafficking destination in the United States with half of all trafficking victims under the age of 18 (Source).
To raise awareness of human trafficking in the state of Florida and along the I-4 corridor, the Junior League of Greater Orlando partnered with the Junior League of Daytona Beach and the Junior League of Tampa to execute a Coast to Coast campaign. This campaign launched during Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January 2019 and featured important leaders in the fight against human trafficking. To get involved with the Coast to Coast campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about human trafficking, please review the materials below:
- “Orlando 3rd in nation for human-trafficking calls” from the Orlando Sentinel
- 2017 National Human Trafficking Hotline statistics from Polaris Project
- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month from the U.S. Department of Defense
To support the JLGO’s efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking, please see our Human Trafficking Awareness Committee page.