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Court Resources

Florida's Human Trafficking Benchbook

Created by a team in Florida’s 11th Circuit, this benchbook is designed to assist judges hearing human trafficking cases.

Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative

The collaborative is a joint effort between some of the nation’s most respected state court support and education organizations sponsored by the State Justice Institute in an effort to address human trafficking in the state courts. The HTC is coordinated by the Center for Public Policy Studies, The National Judicial College, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Association of Women Judges, Legal Momentum and the Center for Human Trafficking Court Solutions.

The Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic Violence Attorneys and Advocates Guide

This guide was created by the American Bar Association, and serves as an overview of the unique issues and remedies which are often present in such cases.

Florida Specific Resources

Florida Department of Children and Families website

Department of Juvenile Justice Human Trafficking Screening Tool.

Florida Attorney General website

The Florida Statewide Council on Human Trafficking 2017 annual report.

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Human Trafficking Handbook 2016.

National Resources

The Office of Justice Programs Office for Victims of Crime Human Trafficking

This website is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime, which is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. It contains a variety of resources and training tools. 

On this website, you will also find the Faces of Human Trafficking Resource Guide: Use this multidisciplinary resource to raise awareness of the seriousness of human trafficking, the many forms it can take, and the important role that everyone can play in identifying and serving victims. This resource includes nine videos, a discussion guide, four fact sheets, and four posters. View the resource online here.  Three examples of the video resources are provided below including Faces of Human Trafficking, An Introduction to Sex Trafficking, and An Introduction to Labor Trafficking. 

Faces of Human Trafficking: An Introduction - This video introduces the issue of human trafficking—both sex and labor trafficking—in the United States in order to raise awareness and provide a foundation for further discussion and training.

An Introduction to Sex Trafficking - This video provides an overview of sex trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, and social service, legal, and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of sex trafficking, and industries where sex trafficking is more common.

An Introduction to Labor Trafficking - This video provides an overview of labor trafficking. It features survivors and professionals—including law enforcement, judges, social service, legal and health care providers—who share information on victim indicators, ways victims are often identified, how professionals may come into contact with victims of labor trafficking, and industries where labor trafficking is more common.

 

Human Trafficking Task Force E-Guide

Developed in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this guide was created to assist in the development and operation of anti-human trafficking task forces, and provides fundamental guidance for effective task force operations. It is an e-learning tool that contains:

  • Guidance on how to form and develop vnew human trafficking task forces
  • Ideas to strengthen existing human trafficking task forces
  • Creative strategies, examples, and lessons learned from existing task forces
  • Links to tools, trainings, and resources, including case studies

Human Trafficking: Protecting Our Youth

This document is a one-page tip sheet for families that includes summaries about what's happening, what might be seen, and what can be done.

An Introduction to Human Trafficking in the United States Fact Sheet

This fact sheet created by federal Office for Victims of Crime, gives a general overview of human trafficking in the United States.

The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking

This nonprofit organization is working to put an end to modern slavery and human trafficking through comprehensive, lifesaving services to survivors and a platform to advocate for groundbreaking policies and legislation. They have a variety of resources and training materials available.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline

This website is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.The National Hotline can also be accessed by emailing help@humantraffickinghotline.org, submitting a tip through the online tip reporting form, and visiting the web portal at www.humantraffickinghotline.org.Their mission is to provide human trafficking victims and survivors with access to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This website highlights news, resources, and more related to human trafficking and the efforts of agencies to prevent incidents of trafficking.

The National Institute of Justice

This organization is working to advance understanding of the nature and extent of human trafficking: how to improve the detection, investigation, and prosecution of traffickers, and how to address the needs of victims and provide needed services.

Human Trafficking and Child Welfare

The Child Welfare Information Gateway

The growing awareness of human trafficking in the United States and abroad requires government and human services agencies to develop and implement effective policies and practices for identifying and serving. Child welfare agencies are often on the front lines of these changes as the first responders. Children and youth involved with the child welfare system due to abuse or neglect and then placed in foster care or group homes—as well as youth who are involved with the justice system or have run away, or become homeless, are often at higher risk of being trafficked. The Child Welfare Information Gateway has a wealth of resources available on their website here.