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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2020
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Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo recognized January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month at Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting


MIAMI-DADE – On January 22, 2020, Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo recognized January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month at the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

In raising awareness about combatting human trafficking in Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo recognized State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Kristi House, The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, and Uber for their unwavering efforts to end human trafficking in Miami-Dade County.

“As we observe Human Trafficking Awareness Month, I am humbled to honor organizations in Miami-Dade County that are working to put an end to this modern-day slavery,” Commissioner Bovo said. “As a tourist destination and gateway to the Americas, South Florida is sadly a preferred spot for criminals to commit these types of human rights violations. Miami-Dade County is number one in Florida, and Florida is number three in the nation for human trafficking. However, thanks to organizations like The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, Kristi House, and Uber, they are all raising awareness to stop this deplorable crime against humanity. I want to especially thank our devoted law enforcement officers who are committed to a zero-tolerance campaign to protect victims, and to prosecute and dismantle traffickers. A future free from human trafficking in our community is closer to a reality thanks to these efforts.”