Human Trafficking Summit Raises Awareness of Exploitation of Florida’s Children

Media Advisory:
September 18, 2012

Erin Gillespie, Press Secretary
Department of Children and Families
 (850) 717-4450

Jennifer Meale,  Communications Director
Office of the Attorney General
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C. J. Drake, Communications Director
Department of Juvenile Justice
(850) 921-5905

Human Trafficking Summit Raises Awareness of Exploitation of Florida’s Children
Leaders, advocates, students and others gather to learn how to combat trafficking, help victims

WHO: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins, Department of Juvenile Justice Secretary Wansley Walters, Florida Children & Youth Cabinet, Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

WHAT: The goal of the summit is to start a statewide conversation among community leaders, child advocates, students and professionals about the status of human trafficking in our communities. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is a form of modern-day slavery. Several Floridians working to combat human trafficking in our state will also be recognized.

WHEN: September 24, 1-6 p.m.

  • 1-2:20 p.m.: Welcome, Awards and Keynote
  • 2:20-4:30 p.m.: Panels and Breakout Sessions
  • 4:40-6 p.m.: Movie Presentation: “Very Young Girls”

WHERE: Turnbull Conference Center

  • Florida State University
    555 W. Pensacola St.
    Tallahassee, FL

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Go to for more information or to sign up for the interactive webcast if you cannot attend.

Whether you are in the conference room, classroom or living room, you can ask questions on Twitter by including #trafficking2012 and on Facebook at Summit staff will monitor your questions and pose them to panelists at the end of each breakout session.