Florida lawmakers want to educate students about human trafficking and child abuse. In 2018, Florida ranked 3rd in the nation for reports of human trafficking, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
The recent discovery of a human trafficking ring in Central and South Florida has also prompted lawmakers and state leaders to revisit the issue.
“I think we all know that Florida has been in some ways ground zero for human trafficking, so I’m supportive of our attorney general’s efforts,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “I am certainly open to looking at legislation that will be able to address it.”
Attorney General Ashley Moody is Chair of a Statewide Council on human trafficking. It works with law enforcement and legislators to combat the issue.