Local, state and federal law enforcement representatives, as well as social service providers, know it can be extremely challenging to identify and assist victims of human trafficking because of their diverse needs and because human trafficking is a hidden reality.
STAC was created to fill these needs and meet this challenge.
• Provide emergency and joint case management for victims
• Work with existing agencies and organizations as a single point of contact for those who are assisting victims
• Collaborate to provide services to victims such as shelter, case management, health care, legal services, education, job assistance, and counseling
• Promote public awareness of human trafficking
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News & Updates
Not many of us consider the human cost of the goods we purchase and use every day. The sad reality is that many of the items we buy and love are using slave labor to turn a profit somewhere in the chain. This holiday season, let’s spread the word and examine our buying behaviors from Read more about What’s your slavery footprint? How many slaves work for you?[…]
Across Britain, vulnerable adults and children — both citizens and migrants — have become victims of modern slavery. A teenager trapped by a drug gang tells what happened to her in this compelling story from the New York Times. “LONDON — Every Friday morning, as commuters arrived in London Victoria station, a teenage girl would Read more about Slavery Ensnares Thousands in U.K. Here’s One Teenage Girl’s Story.[…]
Women and Girls of Color are Disproportionately Impacted by Human Trafficking and Criminalized for their Own Exploitation
Intersectionality: a way of understanding the multiple layers of victim realities and oppressions they must face. Too often women and girls of color are not highlighted as victims despite the fact that “… girls of color, particularly African-American girls, are especially vulnerable to human trafficking” according to a powerful article by Gabrielle Union published by Read more about Women and Girls of Color are Disproportionately Impacted by Human Trafficking and Criminalized for their Own Exploitation[…]
STAC has been approved to be listed as a referral agency for the National Human Trafficking Hotline! It is our hope that this means more connected services for survivors and enhanced collaborations with the law enforcement community as we can be reached directly through those using the National Human Trafficking Hotline. An outreach tool we Read more about STAC is now a referral agency for the National Human Trafficking Hotline[…]
Right here in Gadsden and Leon Counties, human trafficking happens! From WTXL news: “A Tallahassee woman accused of sex trafficking a child has been arrested for outstanding warrants out of Gadsden County related to child cruelty and sexual assault. Celeste Chambers was arrested in Tallahassee on Wednesday. She was taken into custody due to outstanding Read more about Tallahassee woman arrested for sex trafficking in Gadsden County[…]
Finding Justice for Human Trafficking Survivors: Engaging the Legal System by Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA
Human trafficking – or modern day slavery – has tentacles throughout the Big Bend of Florida where trafficking is alive and well. This area has seen many cases of people being bought and sold and exploited for sex or for labor. Traffickers prey on people who are vulnerable: whether young or old, male or female, Read more about Finding Justice for Human Trafficking Survivors: Engaging the Legal System by Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA[…]
The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center is coordinating an outreach in the Tallahassee area to help potential human trafficking victims – The Freedom Outreach. Although it may be surprising, human trafficking occurs in every state in the U.S., even Florida, even our capital city. The Freedom Outreach is a monthly street outreach that aims to Read more about The Freedom Outreach[…]
“The Irina Project,” based at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, monitors media representations of sex trafficking in local, regional, national and global settings. They advocate for the responsible and accurate reporting of the issue. To read more about this project, visit theirinaproject.org.
From sex trafficking within escort services to labor trafficking of farmworkers, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly. Each type has unique strategies for recruiting and controlling victims, and concealing the crime. To eradicate human trafficking networks and help survivors, we must be able to identify and disrupt the manifestations of trafficking in our communities. Read more about The Typology of Modern Slavery: Defining Sex and Labor Trafficking in the United States[…]
Since 2001 the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has released this report which ranks governments based on their perceived efforts to acknowledge and combat human trafficking. The 2017 TIP Report ranks 187 countries as Tier 1 to Tier 3. The lower the tier, the less they are doing Read more about 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report[…]