Human Trafficking

Section 787.06(2)(d), Florida Statutes, defines human trafficking as “transporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing, enticing, maintaining, or obtaining another person for the purpose of exploitation of that person.”  The Office of the State Courts Administrator takes the issue of human trafficking very seriously, and has begun to address training opportunities and other resources.

The Office of the State Courts Administrator has developed the following human trafficking overview (PDF).


What does a “trauma-informed approach” mean for domestic violence court professionals? More than just a buzzword, taking a trauma-informed approach often requires a deep shift in how we think about our work, as well as a new set of practical skills.

This award-winning video was created to assist law enforcement in identification and investigation of this emerging crime, offer direction on how to best assist victims, and provide an overview of federal laws. 

The Rescue and Restore campaign increases the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and helps those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives.  The campaign enlists those who are most likely to encounter but not recognize victims of human trafficking.