Human Trafficking Bill Goes to State Committee

By  //  April 8, 2014

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Bill Would Provide Recovery Assistance for Victims

ABOVE VIDEO: Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — A bill aimed at helping human trafficking victims will be heard at the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee today.

Rep. Harrell

According to the Florida Current, HB 7141 would set the framework for a screening and assessment process for possible human trafficking victims and create a team of specially-trained counselors working under the state Department of Children and Families.

“The team would identify the level of exploitation a victim faced, the degree of relationship to an exploiter and the level of trauma faced before appropriate housing is determined. The performance of the “locked” safe house would be under evaluation and its proponents say it’s a safe way to help the victim break bonds with their offenders.” – Florida Current

House bill sponsor Rep. Gayle Harrell, R-Port St. Lucie, had said the bill was the product of several committee meetings and plenty of public testimony.