Florida ranks third in the nation for the number of calls placed to the national human trafficking hotline.
The charges filed against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft last week for soliciting prostitution in Jupiter have again put a spotlight on sex trafficking in our state.
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce hosted a summit on this topic during a luncheon for local business owners just days Kraft’s charges were announced.
This week on Florida Matters we hear highlights from that discussion.
The panel was moderated by Dotti Groover-Skipper, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator with the Salvation Army's Florida division.
The guests include:
- Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister
- Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General's Office Julie Sercus
- Dr. Dion Samerson, Medical Director for St. Joseph's Hospital's Emergency Department
- Elizabeth Melendez-Fisher, CEO and Co-Founder of Selah Freedom
If you or someone you know has been affected by human trafficking, you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
You can hear this show and past episodes of Florida Matters wherever it’s convenient for you on our podcast.