More Information on Human Trafficking

National Resources


Florida Resources from the South Florida Human Trafficking Task Force

  • Florida Abuse Hotline

    Florida Abuse Hotline, Florida Department of Children and Families:
    1-800-962-2873,, Florida Relay 711 or TTY 800-453-5145, Fax report to 800-914-0004

  • Housing Services in South Florida

    Agape Network
    Services: Provides shelter, case management services, mental/ behavioral health treatment to both residential and outpatient clients.


    Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA)
    Palm Beach
    Services: 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, outreach advocacy, professional training, primary prevention programming.


    Camillus House
    Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach
    Brenda Ferris
    305-374-1065 ext. 307
    Services: Homeless Shelter
    Sixteen bed residential program which provides individual and group therapy, expressive art, nutrition, yoga, psychological assessment, medical care, psychiatric evaluations, case management, meals, educational and support groups, AA/NA meetings and recreational activities.  These services are provided seven days a week to adult female victims of trafficking in the Miami-Dade area but will accept statewide referrals.


    Covenant House Florida
    South Florida and points beyond
    Services: Shelter and support; they serve runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth under 21 including teen parents and their babies.


    Glory House of Miami
    Services:  Long term safe home (1 to 2 years) for sex trafficking survivors 18-25 years of age.  The following services are provided: Medical care, spiritual guidance, mental health care, social services, legal support, reintegration, education, arts, vocational training, job and life skills training.


    Hope For Freedom
    Palm Beach Gardens
    Services: In collaboration with Hope House Florida, a faith-based long term safe house. Hope for Freedom provides CSEC training for staff and local providers, volunteer training and mentor workshops, and wraparound life skills for at-risk youth.


    Hope House Florida
    South Florida
    Services: Faith-based long term residential (approximately 13-15 months) safe house on the east coast of Florida. The home is fully staffed with professionals that work with CSEC minor girls who are victims of sex trafficking. On-site schooling, life skills, case management, and counseling provided.


    Lotus House
    Services: It is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women, youth and children. They house over 200 women and children on a daily basis and allow them to stay up to a year.


    Lutheran Services Florida
    Lauderdale Lakes
    Sandra Schwartz, LMHC
    Clinical Director
    Services: Provides both residential and non-residential case management and referral for youth 12-17 who are truant, ungovernable and/or runaway. Also provides independent living support and housing for young adults 17-21 who are homeless and want a fresh start. Contact the Clinical Director for assistance with potential trafficking youth.


    Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc.
    Services: Offers temporary shelter program to ages 11-16 in the Dade county area; provides community based services and offers referrals for victims of human trafficking.


    Nancy J Cotterman Center
    Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach
    Services: Certified Rape Crisis Center and Child Advocacy Center providing care for child and adult victims of sexual violence or abuse.


    Pride Center at Equality Park
    954-764-6522 fax
    Services: They have an inclusive home which nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities. The Pride Center’s programs and services meet the distinct socio-economic, health, spiritual, and safety needs of the LGBT community.


    Refuge for Women
    Marilda Janse van Rensburg
    Services: It is a non-profit, faith based organization that provides long-term care for women who have been victims of human trafficking or sexual exploitation. It offers safe housing with 24/7 staffing. Residents can complete the program in 9 months but may have the opportunity to stay for an additional 3 months. During this time residents receive counseling, medical treatment, life skills and employment preparation.


    Miami-Dade: 305-758-2546
    Martin: 772-288-7023
    Services: Provides shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.


    Samuel’s House
    Key West
    Services: Housing and case management for homeless women, and families.


    The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition for the Homeless
    Services: They offer four housing facilities; The William M. Neece Center for Homeless Recovery, Sunrise House, Sunshine House and Sunrich House. They offer case management for men for up to two years. The Sunflower and Sunlight Houses serve women with children and single women offering case management for up to 52 women.


    The Lodge
    Services: The Lodge is a Domestic Violence shelter that provides legal aid, day care, housing relocation, and counseling for victims of domestic abuse. (This assistance may be provided to victims of trafficking if they are also victims of domestic violence).


    Victim Response Marathon
    (305) 743-4440
    Services: They provide a 45 day counseling shelter program and safety planning referrals as well as support groups. They serve women 18 years and older and women with children.


    Women in Distress of Broward County
    Broward County

    Joann Ansttet
    Services: Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter program, individual counseling, support groups and professional trainings which are aimed at educating the community on domestic violence. Women In Distress currently operates a 132 emergency bed shelter, as well as provides ongoing counseling and support groups for those not in need of emergency shelter. (This assistance may be provided to victims of trafficking if they are also victims of domestic violence)


    YWCA of Palm Beach County
    Suzanne Turner
    Services: They provide 45 days of emergency shelter to women and their children who are experiencing domestic violence. The shelter has a capacity of 72 residents and provides an array of services including case management, transportation, legal advocacy, food, clothing and employment assistance. The YWCA also has a program called DV SAFEhouse Rapid Re-housing (DVRRH) which provides utility and rental deposits, and rental assistance for up to three (3) months to victims of domestic violence who have become homeless. (This assistance may be provided to victims of trafficking if they are also victims of domestic violence).

  • Legal Services in South Florida

    Americans for Immigrant Justice
    Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee
    Michelle Ortiz
    Services: Provides legal services for Immigrant Survivors of Human Trafficking and their families.


    Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.
    Broward County, there is also an office in Collier County
    Services: Family Law, Public Benefits, Senior Citizen law for low income residents of Broward County and Collier County, who are financially eligible under the federal poverty guidelines.


    Dade Legal Aid
    Services: Provides Legal assistance in areas related to domestic violence, family law, housing and guardianship to victims of human trafficking.


    Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
    Services: Legal work with Florida’s migrant farm workers. The migrant staff conducts outreach to farmworkers throughout the entire State. The staff members are fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole. They provides services to farm workers in the areas of wages, worker protections, workers compensation, pesticide problems, housing, human trafficking, unemployment benefits and food stamps.


    Guardian ad Litem Program
    954-831-6214 (main office)
    Trudy Novicki 954-579-1295 (human trafficking cases)
    Services: Identifies and advocates for the best interest of sexually exploited children in the dependency system through volunteer guardians and court room advocacy.


    Guardian ad Litem Program
    Services: provides legal representation to minors in dependency.


    Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc.
    (954) 765-8950
    Services: Their mission is to provide free civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low income community and encourage self-sufficiency.


    Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
    Toll Free: 1-800-403-9353
    Services: Pro-bono legal services; must call to make an appointment.


    Legal Services of the Greater Miami, Inc.
    Services: Broad-based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.


    VIDA Legal Assistance, Inc.
    786-525-9178 Coral Gables
    305-247-1057 Naranja
    Ana Isabel Vallejo
    Services: Provides legal services free-of-charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other violent crimes.

  • Health Services (Mental Health) in South Florida

    Camillus House & Health
    Miami Dade
    305-374-1065 Ext. 307
    Services: Case management, psychiatric evaluations, medications, psychologist, group and individual therapy, recreational activities, meals, physical and medical examination, referrals to other providers, transportation, and support/education groups.


    Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County
    Safe Kids
    Services: Specializes in treating victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and child witness to domestic violence. In addition, we provide treatment for sexually abused reactive children (SARC), victims of rape / sexual assault, adults molested as children (AMAC), and victims of other types of crimes.


    Chrysalis Health-Safety Program
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Services: The SAFETY program at Chrysalis was designed to evaluate, treat, and provide safety to victims of domestic sex trafficking in our communities. The emotional, psychological, and physical effects of coercion and sexual exploitation are addressed through outpatient counseling and individualized support services.


    Citrus Health Network
    Services: They serve CSEC clients and have three different tracks. A wrap team that focuses on life management and coaching with the population in the community; group therapy and specialized therapy in which there are 15 homes (1 child 1 home model). In the specialized therapy the parents receive 24 hours of training in CSEC youth are evaluated every three months. They also have the SIPP (State-In Psychiatric Patient) program in which 14 beds are available for CSEC clients. These services are available for youth under 18 but youth already receiving the services may continue on the program after they turn 18. The wrap services have been extended to Broward County.


    Gerena & Associates
    Broward & Palm Beach County
    Office: (954) 340-0560
    Fax: (954) 344-3744
    Services: Individual/family/group therapy, case management, assessments.


    HEAL Clinic
    Miller School of Medicine University Of Miami
    Roshell Wilson
    Services: Primary care, OB/GYN care and Psych/Mental Health Services UM/JMH.


    Health Choice Network of Florida
    Nurse-Family Partnership
    Services: It serves low-income women pregnant with their first child; the women are paired with a registered nurse early in their pregnancy and receive ongoing nurse home visits.


    Henderson Behavioral Health
    Anna Delbarrio
    954677-3113 x2135
    Lourdes Zapata, LMHC
    954-735-4530 X 102
    Services: Wraparound Case Management; help youth and families ensure timely accesses to the most appropriate resources through the development of a coordinated plan that is based on the strengths, needs, culture and preferences of the child and family served. Additionally, Wraparound Case Managers conduct a trauma screen to identify youth presenting with symptoms of PTSD and who may benefit from Trauma CBT.

    The LIFT (Learning Independence Through Trauma) program provides services to youth 5-18 who have experienced trauma and abuse using the evidenced based practice TF-CBT.   Therapy is provided in the home at times convenient to the family.


    Hepzibah House
    Services: Provides mental health counseling, career counseling, trauma counseling, referrals and bus passes. They are in the process of starting a job program where they will be able hire women right from the streets and the women will be able to participate in a program that will help them in career building at the same time. They only work with adult women 18 and over, who have history in commercial sexual exploitation and/or trafficking. No police clearance needed.


    Hibiscus Children’s Center
    Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee, and Indian River
    Services: Hibiscus Children’s Center is an out-patient mental health treatment program for both males and females. They provide mental health services to all victims and their families. They are a Florida DOH/CMS sanctioned sexual abuse treatment provider (1 of 15 in the state) and are experts in the field of trauma and mental health.


    Hope for a Bright Day
    Services: HIV/AIDs testing; individual, marital, family and group counseling as well as psychological and neuropsychological evaluations.


    M.U.J.E.R Inc.
    Angelica Reyna
    Services: Individual and family counseling, support groups, legal services, immigration services for battered immigrant, advocacy and emotional support, training and opportunities for leadership, relocation assistance, and children groups.


    New Horizons
    Ft. Pierce (in-patient) Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie (out-patient)
    24 Hour Crisis Support: 888-468-5600
    Services: Provides therapy, case management, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and outpatient and inpatient services to both males and females of all ages. Patients must go through a screening process.


    PACE for Girls, Broward
    Reach Therapy
    Tabitha Bush, Reach Program Coordinator
    954-561-6939 ext. 3829
    Services: Provides individual, group and family counseling for the girl and her family who reside in Broward County. Counseling can serve girls ages 8-18 who live in Broward. The average length of stay is 12-16 session and therapy sessions are offered once a week for 1 hour.

    Girl Groups
    Limited therapy in-home and school services are available to accommodate parent work schedules; ennrichment lab for tutoring, preparation classes for GED, ACT/SAT and FLVS; case management services are available to provide assistance to the girls and their families.


    Place of Hope:
    Palm Beach Gardens
    561-775-7195 Office
    561-775-1758 Fax
    877-694.HOPE toll free
    Services: a faith-based, state-licensed children’s organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; foster care recruitment and support.


    Smith Community Mental Health
    Single point of contact for all referrals
    Michael Houghtaling
    954-321-2296 ext 229
    Services: Comprehensive day treatment; in home individual and family therapy including trauma specific treatment; therapeutic aftercare and respite; supportive transition to independent living; and peer support services.

    Serves adults and children ages 5 to 17 in Broward County.


    Survivors’ Pathway Corporation
    Services: culturally sensitive mental health services to individuals, children, and families from the Latino and LGBTQ community experiencing the emotional and psychological impact of human trafficking and domestic violence. They also provide legal assistance and support groups.


    Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center
    Services: it is one of the few full-service recovery centers in the country providing residential and outpatient treatment where a woman can receive the support she needs while living with and caring for her children.


    Trauma Resolution Center
    305 374-9990
    Services: They are a licensed Community Mental Health Center, Substance Abuse Prevention Program and Intensive Out-Patient Program. Their services include One-on-one trauma-focused treatment; groups on understanding behavior after trauma, the impact of violence on kids, why any can bond to an abuser, and domestic violence as well as yoga, meditation and breath work, massage, acupuncture and community education.

  • Education/Awareness

    Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition
    Services: They create awareness and empower victims through education and training.


    Anti-Predator Project
    Services: Anti-Predator Project is a legally registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating human trafficking in the United States. We are a full service non-profit investigative agency that specializes in criminal investigations into individuals and organizations that are involved in human trafficking, the location and recovery of American children that have been kidnapped or sold on the black market, witness/victim protection, and missing children. We offer our services free of charge to the residents of Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties and at a very low cost to those in other Florida counties and in other states. Aside from investigative and protective services, Anti-Predator Project also helps to raise community awareness about the reality of human trafficking in the United States.


    The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment
    Services: Provides education based on research, encourages counseling, and provides domestic violence training and intervention


    Project Transition
    Palm Beach
    Services: Adult Education


    The Women’s Fund Miami – Stop Sex Trafficking Miami
    Coral Gables
    Services: The main goal for this project is to help raise awareness in the community about human trafficking and work collaboratively with different community agencies.


    Thread of Life International
    Miami-Dade, South Florida
    Services: Educating the general public to raise awareness on Human Trafficking, mentoring and training.


    Tykes and Teens, Inc.
    Jeffrey Shearer
    Services: Prevention, education and social-emotional healing services for children and their families.

  • Case Management in South Florida

    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami
    Services: Comprehensive Case Management Services and employment readiness and job search services. The services also include a program called “Strengthening Families Program” in which is aimed to reduce substance abuse and other risky behaviors facing youth and their parents.


    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach
    Refugee and Resettlement Services
    Riviera Beach
    Services: Comprehensive Case Management Services and employment readiness and job search services. The goal of the program is to empower clients to reach self-sufficiency. After an assessment is conducted a service plan is developed that will first respond to a client’s basic immediate needs to stabilize client’s situation.   Then longer term goals will be set to empower client to achieve self-sufficiency.


    Rachel Kaplan
    Services: Case Management Agency; lead community based care agency in Broward County for children found to be at risk for abuse, abandonment or neglect. They primarily work with children ages 0 to 17 but also work with children in extended foster care up until the age of 21.


    Child Protection Team
    West Palm Beach
    561-433-3544 ext. 252, after hours 561-387-9622
    Services: Child protection teams provide expertise in evaluating alleged child abuse and neglect, assessing risk and protective factors, and providing recommendations for interventions to protect children and enhance a caregiver’s capacity to provide a safer environment when possible.


    Children’s Home Society
    West Palm Beach
    Services: Provides parent education, family and individual counseling, early education and care, in-home services, and connections to local resources. Offers physical and speech therapy, nursing and medical services, counseling. There are emergency shelters or group homes available, while others join foster families. Also provide adoption services.


    Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.
    Tanya Meade
    561-966-4288 Ex.t 106
    Services: Advocacy, independent living skills, deaf & hard of hearing independent living skills, peer support, victim’s advocacy.


    Coordinated Victim Assistance Center (CVAC)
    Services: It is a walk-in center for all domestic violence and sexual abuse victims and their children. CVAC is currently comprised of 33 onsite partners, who collectively offer a total of 33 services to the community


    Ignition Fund
    Based in Miami (provides National and Virtual support)
    Sandy Skelaney
    Services: Training and Technical Assistance, Seed Funding and Startup Coaching


    International Rescue Committee (IRC)
    Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach

    Services: They provide intensive case management to victims of all forms of human trafficking and build capacity in the community through training, technical assistance, and public awareness.


    Kristi House – Project Gold
    305-756-6877 Drop-in Center
    877-465-3916 Hotline
    Services: Project GOLD uses a strengths-based, survivor-advised approach to help girls see a better future for themselves and restore their lives. Kristi House hopes to continue to build its partnerships with other residential providers, and eventually provide an emergency shelter for girls escaping prostitution and pornography in partnership with the child welfare system. The program seeks to empower and raise awareness among at-risk girls; identify and assist those who are in need of services to escape exploitation; strengthen the community capacity to address the issue of CSEC; change systems that allow CSEC to continue (Kristi House authored and advocated for the passage of Florida’s Safe Harbor Act that provides services and treatment instead of punishment for children who are victims of sex trafficking.)


    McMullen Opportunity Center, Inc
    Someone’s Child
    Services: Emergency assistance, life development skills training, job training, education available for teens HIV/STD awareness education and prevention, referral to other agencies for housing, health, transportation, and legal and medical services. Must be 18+ for certain services.


    Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department 
    CAHSD Safespace
    Services: Provides financial and transportation assistance to victims of domestic violence and victims of human trafficking. It also provides shelter, advocacy, safety planning, and counseling to victims.


    No More Tears, Inc.
    Broward, Dade and Palm Beach
    Somy Ali
    Services: Transportation, Emergency three nights stay, food, basic needs, education, therapy, rental assistance, and immigration attorneys.


    Our Kids of Miami Dade/ Monroe
    Miami Dade County
    Services: Connect CSEC victims with appropriate services and placement.


    Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center
    Holly A. DiBenedetto
    561-355-2418 Option 3
    24 Hour Crisis Hotline
    TTY: 561-355-1772
    Services: Provides comprehensive services to primary and secondary victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, homicide and other violent crimes; also provide individual, family, and group therapy and support to reduce the trauma caused by violence. All services are available in English and Spanish.


    Florida’s Keys Children Shelter
    Project Lighthouse
    305-852-6902 Fax
    Services: Project Lighthouse is a youth drop-in center to help runaway, homeless and at risk street youth. The staff locates appropriate and available services such as food and medical care.


    Sexual Assault Assistance Program of the Treasure Coast
    Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee
    Services:  They are a certified rape crisis program. They specialize in advocacy, crisis Intervention, and information and referral. Their services are ongoing for both females and males.


    Start of Smart (SOS)
    Services: Serves all ages in the Miami-Dade area. Provides services to all victims of crime services including case management, court advocacy information, referrals to shelter, legal aid, immigration services, food, bus passes, and clothing.


    Services: LGBTQ social services (therapy, case management, housing assistance, youth groups, mentoring) for LGBTQ youth, adults and seniors


    The Life of Freedom Center
    Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties

    Jorge Veitia
    Services: Provides long term community supportive and mentoring services, empowerment and peer groups, individual trauma-based therapy, case management, advocacy, and life skills development to individuals over 18. There is also street outreach in Miami Beach, Hialeah, Overtown, Hallandale, and South Broward.


    There Is Hope For Me, Inc.
    Miami Dade, Broward, Orange County
    Services: Survivor to survivor mentoring and support, mentoring and restoration services.


    Youth Co-Op, Inc.
    Broward and Palm Beach
    Services: Employment and training dervices, youth and family services, matching Grant, and resettlement.

  • Other Services in South Florida

    211 Broward
    Services: Serving the entire population of our region, 2-1-1 Broward connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. Using the power of technology and innovation, they connect people to the help they need and offer telephone counseling.


    Miami Tattoo Co
    Amor Sierra 786-402-1247
    Services: Free Cover or Removals of Tattoos that were put on them by trafficker


    Soroptimist International
    Coral Gables
    Services: They have a program called “Mustard Seed” which is a reentry educational program for women that teaches them horticulture and culinary art.


    The Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale
    Broward County
    Summer Dowler, Chair of Human Trafficking Awareness,
    Services: organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women. Human Trafficking is latest community initiative project.

  • Housing Facilities and Other Services Around Florida

    Aspire Heath Partners, Inc
    OASIS Campus
    Josette Lopez-Shipman
    Program Director
    407-846-5294 x238 Office
    Services: Trauma focused behavioral health and substance abuse services for adolescent males and females ages 13-17.


    Coalition of Immokalee Workers
    Florida and the SE
    Laura Germino or Julia Perkins
    Services: Offers peer counseling, back wage collection, workers’ rights education, and referrals to other services.


    Locations in Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough

    941-720-4227 in-take line
    Services: They have an assessment home to find the right placement fit for female 18+. They have an outreach program for jails and streets. In addition, they have a teen prevention program for ages 11-17.


    Miracles Outreach Community Development Center
    Michelle Walker
    Services: Residential housing for CSEC ages 12-17; can accommodate up to 6 residents. It also provides mentorship, job readiness and mommy and me sessions for teenagers who have aged out of foster care to help create a circle of support in order to reduce the likelihood of their child or children entering the foster care system.


    More Too Life
    Services: Offers therapeutic treatment, mentoring, prevention, and safe housing to adult victims.


    Redefining Refuge
    Services: Provides educational training for youth (12-17 females only). In addition provides housing for dependent children on foster but will take community children referred by law enforcement or other service providers. The Residential program is going on 3 years and five beds have been assigned for children victims of human trafficking. The shelter has been licensed through the Department of Children and Families.


    Samaritan Village
    Services: A residential care facility for female victims of trafficking 18+


    S.T.A.A.R Ministry
    Service: provides wrap around services to help locate housing, medical, dental and legal services.


    The Porch Light Baptism Children’s Home
    863-687-8811 Ext. 2421
    Services: Provides a safe home for up to 6 girls for 9-12 months (ages 12-17) and provide counseling for victims from CSEC-trained female caregivers and mental health counselors; it is licensed for DCF for 6 beds at this point. It conducts sex trafficking prevention and advocacy efforts as well as education in schools, churches, and community groups’ work with Greater Orlando and Clearwater Task Forces as well as Polk County Coalition and provides services to victims statewide.


    There Is Hope For Me, Inc.
    Miami Dade, Broward, Orange County
    Services: Provides mentoring and restoration services for adult and minor victims of sex trafficking.


    Wings of Shelter
    Services: Faith-based organization that provides housing for female trafficking victims under 18. The facility has space for up to five people and serves both international and domestic victims.

  • Law Enforcement Contacts


    Broward Sheriff’s Office/Juvenile Assessment Center
    Sarah Cummings, Juvenile Assessment Team
    Participate in Safe Harbor multi-disciplinary staff team meetings for youth identified as suspected victim survivors of HT/CSEC via HTST screening at the Broward Juvenile Detention Center.
    Facilitate referrals on behalf of youth/families for therapeutic and support services to community agencies based on JAT Assessment recommendations.
    At risk youth ages 11-18 years of age


    Coral Springs Police Department
    Diane Linarte
    2801 Coral Springs Drive
    Coral Springs, Florida 33065


    Coconut Creek Police Department
    Patty Bergman Victim Advocate
    Services: Domestic violence, restraining orders, Court Liaison and referrals


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Ft. Lauderdale
    299 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 405
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
    Office: 954-356-7383
    Fax: 954-356-7339
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    Lauderhill Police Department
    Ainsworth B. Neita, Victim Services
    6279 West Oakland Park Boulevard
    Lauderhill, Florida 33313


    Ft. Lauderdale Police Department
    1300 West Broward Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
    954-828-5661 (Tip line)
    954-828-5700 (Main Station)


    Martin County Sheriff’s Office
    800 SE Monterey Road
    Stuart, FL 34994


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Resident Agent in Charge
    505 South 2nd Street, Suite 100
    Fort Pierce, FL 34950
    Office: 772-461-1293
    Fax: 772-466-9428
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    Coral Gables Police Department
    2801 Salzedo Street
    Coral Gables, Florida 33134


    FBI Miami Division
    Broward, Dade, Monroe
    Elli Bray
    Special Agent
    Pamela Washington
    Victim Specialist

    Homestead Police Department
    4 S. Krome Avenue
    Homestead, Florida 33030
    305-242-5920 FAX


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Miami, FL
    11226 NW 20 Street
    Miami, FL 33172
    Office: 305 597-6000
    Fax: 305 597-2751
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    Miami Beach Police Department
    1100 Washington Avenue
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    305-604-2281 FAX


    Miami-Dade Police Department
    Special Victims Bureau
    1705 NW 87th Avenue, Suite 120
    Doral, Florida 33172


    Miami Gardens Police Department
    Cinthia Sosa
    18611 NW 27th Avenue
    Miami Gardens, FL 33056


    Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
    5525 College Road,
    Key West, FL 33040
    Lower Keys 305-745-3184
    Middle Keys 305-289-2430
    Upper Keys 305-853-3211


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Resident Agent in Charge
    85960 Overseas Highway
    Islamorada, FL 33036
    Office: 305-664-2955
    Fax: 305-664-5540
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Resident Agent in Charge
    2000 North Roosevelt Boulevard
    Key West, FL
    Office: 305-297-3877
    Fax: 305-294-7553
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    Boca Raton Police Department
    Jennifer Shulman
    100 NW 2nd Avenue
    Boca Raton, FL 33432
    561-338-1386 (Fax)
    Ashley Derstine
    Victim Advocate


    ICE Homeland Security Investigations
    Resident Agent in Charge
    501 South Flagler Drive, Suite 500
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    Office: 561-659-4606
    Fax: 561-655-3362
    Duty Agent
    Sector 24hr 800-973-2867


    Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
    3228 Gun Club Road
    West Palm Beach, FL 33406
    Main Number: (561) 688-3000
    Lisa D. Howard, Victim Advocate


    Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office
    Grace Diez-Arguelles
    Victim Advocate/Domestic Violence Unit
    Elayne Gooding
    561-837-5025 Ext. 168
    Victim Services Program Specialist
    Office of State Attorney Dave Aronberg
    401 North Dixie Highway
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401


    State Attorney’s Office Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
    401 North Dixie Highway
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401
    561-355-7100 (Phone)
    561-366-1800 (Fax)
    1-800-353-3859 (Toll Free)

  • Local, State, & Federal Agencies

    Broward Schools
    Diversity Prevention & Intervention Department
    Services: All prevention related services to the district on the 4 strands of prevention – violence prevention, substance abuse prevention, health and wellness, as well as instructional strategies for children grades K-12.


    Federal Bureau of Investigations
    Twiler Smith
    Pamela G. Washington


    Florida Attorney General’s Office
    Nilda R. Pedrosa
    Deputy Chief of Staff


    Florida Department of Health
    Florida Department of Health in Miami Dade County
    315 NW 27th Avenue, Floor 1, Room 1
    Miami, Florida 33125


    Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County
    P.O. Box 29
    West Palm Beach, FL 33402


    Children’s Home Society
    3333 Forest Hill Blvd.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33406


    Florida Department of Children and Families
    Kimberly Grabert, MPA, CPM
    Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director


    Florida Department of Children and Families
    Tisha M. Pierre, LCSW
    Office of Child Welfare
    Regional Human Trafficking Coordinator
    Southern and Southeast Region
    401 N.W. 2nd Avenue, N-1020
    Miami, FL 33128
    305-428-1413/850-228-9984 (cellular)


    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
    Bethany Brimer Gilot, MS
    Human Trafficking Director
    Office of the Secretary
    Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
    Cell: 850 597-6063


    Martin Health Department
    3441 SE Willoughby Boulevard
    Stuart, FL 34994
    Services: We offer family planning services exams and birth control in our teen clinic. Women, infant and children nutrition services. Nutritional supplementation for pregnant women case by case basis. Free STD screenings for both females and males.


    Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office
    Human Trafficking Unit/Human Trafficking Task Force

    E.R. Graham Building
    1350 NW 12th Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33136
    Hotline: 305-350-5567
    Miami-Dade County, Coordinated Victims Assistance Center


    Violet Felipe-Diaz
    Services: Holistic coordinated services such as mental health counseling, immigration legal assistance, food, clothing, protective order assistance, various workshops, support groups, victim compensation certification, and relocation assistance among others.


    Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit
    Broward County
    Stefanie Newman, ASA in Charge Domestic Violence Unit
    Assistant State Attorney Danielle Dudai
    Human Trafficking Unit


    U.S. Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Souther District of Florida
    special Prosecutions Section
    99 N.E. 4th Street
    Miami, Florida 33132
    305-536-4676 (FAX)

  • University Partners

    Coalition for Research and Education Against Trafficking and Exploitation (CREATE)
    Miramar Regional Campus
    Miramar Campus
    2050 Civic Center Place
    3rd Floor
    Miramar, FL 33025
    Services: provides the community with knowledge about identifying victims of human trafficking and increasing reports about the crime, as well as referrals of victims to health and social services.
    It also provides survivors with personal and dental hygiene products.


    University of Miami
    Miller School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Miami Dade County
    Services: Provides Primary Care, OB/GYN Care and Psychiatric Care for Trafficking Victims and Women Living with HIV.

    University of Miami, Human Rights Clinic and the Medical Reserve Corps
    Human Rights Clinic University of Miami School of Law
    1311 Miller Drive, E295A Coral Gables, FL 33146
    Phone: 305-284-1678
    Fax: 305-284-6093


    St. Thomas University School of Law
    Roza Pati
    Professor of Law & Executive Director
    Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights
    Director, Human Trafficking Academy
    Member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, The Vatican
    16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

    Miramar Campus
    Dr. Brianna Kent and Dr. Sandrine Gaillard-Kennedy
    Coalition for Research and Education against Trafficking and Exploitation
    Healthcare Provider Education
    2050 Civic Center Place, 3rd Floor
    Miramar, FL 33025

  • Task Forces & Coalitions

    Ms. Jumorrow Jerra Johnson, Victim Advocate
    FAU Police Department (Boca Campus)
    777 Glades Road Building 69
    Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
    Serves: Broward


    Tanya Meade
    Voice: 561-966-4288 ext. 106
    Fax: 561-966-0441
    Serves: Palm Beach


    Suzanne Turner, Interim Chair
    1016 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


    Victor Williams
    Special Agent/ Coordinator
    11226 NW 20 Street
    Miami, FL 33172
    Office: 305-597-2783
    24hr: 800-973-2867
    Arthur Corrieri
    Victim Assistance Specialist
    Office: 305-597-6000


    Ivon Mesa, M.P.A., Director
    Violence Prevention and Intervention Division
    Community Action and Human Services Department
    Miami-Dade County
    2400 South Dixie Highway
    Miami, Florida 33133
    Serves: Dade


    Suzanne Kulscar, President
    Devereux CBC
    Eric Ludwig, Vice President
    DCF 561-301-1998
    Serves: Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River

Trafficking Curriculum

MMT has developed a full curriculum for teaching human trafficking awareness to adolescents. Please click the link below to view the curriculum framework:

Download MMT Human Trafficking Curriculum

Trafficking Federal Laws

Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons (TIP), is a modern-day form of slavery. It is a crime under federal and international law; it is also a crime in every state in the United States.

Federal Anti-Trafficking Laws

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 is the first comprehensive federal law to address trafficking in persons. The law provides a three-pronged approach that includes prevention, protection, and prosecution. The TVPA was reauthorized through the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2003, 2005, 2008, and 2013.
Under U.S. federal law, “severe forms of trafficking in persons” includes both sex trafficking and labor trafficking:

Sex trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purposes of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age, (22 USC § 7102 (9-10))

Labor trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery, (22 USC § 7102(9)).

TVPA Definitions

Involuntary servitude
a condition of servitude induced by means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such condition, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process (22 U.S.C. 7102 (6)).

Debt Bondage
the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined (22 U.S.C. 7102 (5)).

(A) threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person;
(B) any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or
(C) the abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process (22 U.S.C. 7102 (3)).

Commercial Sex Act
The term “commercial sex act” means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person (22 U.S.C. 7102 (4)).

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