Combating Human Trafficking

CAHR has played a leading role among U.S. universities in conducting research, training, and victim advocacy aimed at combating modern slavery. CAHR’s 2004 Report Florida Responds to Human Trafficking was one of the first U.S. research projects to analyze human trafficking beginning with direct victim interviews. The Center has also engaged in creating a Strategic Plan for Florida to better coordinate statewide efforts to eliminate trafficking and to better assist victims.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Vania Llovera, the Center’s Assistant Director, speaks out against a recent human trafficking incidence and describes what recent organizations are doing to prevent future trafficking from occurring. Listen to her and Robin Hassler Thompson, Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC), describe these methods here.