Human Trafficking and Your Community
Never say, “It can’t happen here.” Human trafficking happens everywhere, and apartment communities are not immune. Learn about the types of trafficking, how to identify potential victims and detect the signs that trafficking may be happening in your community, and what to do if you identify those signs or if something just doesn’t seem right. This training module is approximately 15 minutes. Available in Spanish (S).
- Human Trafficking and Your Community
Human trafficking, a form of modern slavery, is one of the most horrible crimes occurring right now, all around us, in all U.S. states and territories and across the globe. It happens in cities, suburbs and rural areas.
Victims can be children or adults, male or female. Their traffickers can be strangers, romantic partners, family members, and even parents of any race, ethnicity, or gender.
It is, for the most part, a crime that hides in plain sight.
A common misunderstanding is that it involves smuggling people across borders. But trafficking and smuggling are different crimes.
Trafficking is done by individuals using force, fraud, or coercion to impel their victims into some type of labor or commercial sex act. In fact, trafficking is an extreme form of illegal exploitation.
This course meets the training requirements for section 509.096, Florida Statutes for human trafficking awareness, and is approved by Florida DBPR – Division of Hotels and Restaurants.