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For Immediate Release:
March 08, 2016
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Manuel Orbis Jr

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Miami-Dade continues combatting human trafficking


In another step towards ending the scourge of human trafficking, Miami-Dade County will post awareness signs at county facilities. The initiative comes from a resolution authored by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa that was unanimously adopted March 8, 2016.

Human trafficking is a very real problem in Florida with 324 cases and over 1,400 phone calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline reported in 2014. Locally, the Miami Herald has covered the issue extensively, further highlighting the need for action. This latest proposal from Commissioner Sosa follows up on state legislation, requiring the placement of human trafficking awareness signs in state transportation centers, emergency rooms, and a host of other areas. Accordingly, the resolution calls for the placement of human trafficking awareness signs in county facilities like Metrorail stations and trains, Metrobus stops and buses, libraries, parks, government building lobbies etc.

“It is my hope that someone suffering from this terrible crime will see one of these signs and seek help,” said Commissioner Sosa. “Please help us in spreading the word, the phone number is 1 (888) 373-7888, they are open 24/7 and speak over 200 languages.”

Link to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center https://traffickingresourcecenter.org/

Link to legislation: http://www.miamidade.gov/govaction/matter.asp?matter=160216&file=true&yearFolder=Y2016