Planning for our 2019 Human Trafficking Summit is underway, and we are accepting nominations now for this year’s Summit awards. Florida is fortunate to have so many people dedicated to the fight to end human trafficking and help trafficking survivors heal. I look forward to recognizing some of these outstanding Floridians when we host the Summit this fall.
If you know someone who is committed to the fight to stop human trafficking or strives to help survivors of this atrocious crime get back on their feet, please nominate them so we can recognize their efforts.
The following four awards will be presented during the summit:
- Community Advocate of the Year;
- Law Enforcement Officer of the Year;
- Prosecutor of the Year; and
- Survivor Advocate of the Year.
Award nominations should be submitted to OAGHT.Summit@MyFloridaLegal.com.
The Summit will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. Information including the agenda, hotel information, registration information and speaker proposals can be found here. Speaker proposals for the Summit will be accepted through the end of the month. Registration opens on July 1, 2019.
The Annual Human Trafficking Summit is hosted by our office, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. This year’s collegiate sponsor is the University of Central Florida.
I hope you can attend this important gathering and join our fight to end human trafficking, but you don’t have to wait till the Summit to get involved. Please learn the signs of trafficking now and know where to report it by visiting YouCanStopHT.com.
Working together, we will build a stronger, safer Florida.