Florida ranks #3 in the country for human trafficking*.
In 2016, at least 329 of our Florida children and adults were sold, exploited, or forced into sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking. And this number continues to increase.
Every neighborhood in the United States is vulnerable to human trafficking – regardless of age, gender, race, or income level. Agriculture workers, domestic violence victims, foreign-born persons, and persons in poverty are especially vulnerable to becoming victims.
We need to fight for the victims of human trafficking not only in District 8 but in all of Florida.
Dr. Olysha will help protect the vulnerable who cannot protect themselves.
- She will fight for changes in the local laws and loopholes that don’t keep women and children safe.
- She will provide every victim with culturally-sensitive and competent services and support.
- She will fight to provide our communities, schools, law enforcement, and service agencies with the training needed to recognize and end human trafficking.
*National Human Trafficking Hotline; published 09/13/2017