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“SAFE is a spark and if we can get sparks across this country it will become a flame and it can change everything.” - Heather Tuininga

What is

S A F E?

A  STRATEGY

that addresses all parts of the fight against commercial sexual exploitation including prevention, intervention, and restoration. The strategy was created and endorsed by experts in the field of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. They agreed this strategy will move the needle in the fight against Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Central Florida.

An ALLIANCE

of businesses, people and organizations who are united to combat commercial sexual exploitation happening in our communities in Central Florida.

A FUND

that receives tax-deductible donations from SAFE partners and community members and invests those funds in qualified, vetted organizations who are moving the needle in fighting commercial sexual exploitation.

Learn more about the SAFE strategy

What Is

Commercial Sexual Exploitation?

Human Trafficking is:

A crime that involves exploiting a person for labor, services, or commercial sex.

Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is:

The exchange of sex or sexual acts for anything of value including money, drugs, food, shelter, protection, or other basics of life.

CSE takes various forms, including:

Prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other forms of transactional sex.

“Human trafficking is a plague that we cannot stop fighting in our state and nationwide. I will work daily, along with law enforcement partners across Florida, to combat human trafficking and rescue survivors.”

-Florida Attorney General
Ashley Moody

Stand with us in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation

Who is

BEING EXPLOITED?

This is an urgent humanitarian issue. My Administration is committed to leveraging every resource we have to confront this threat, to support the victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes.”

-President Donald Trump

 

An Estimated 25 million people globally are human trafficking victims.

Victims can be of any age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, nationality, immigration status, cultural background, socio-economic class and education attainment level.

According to a study of U.S. Department of Justice human trafficking task force cases, 83 percent of sex trafficking victims identified in the United States were U.S. citizens.

Florida is 3rd in the volume of calls to the national hotline each year from 2015 – 2019.

Learn more about how human trafficking affects Central Florida.

Who is

Exploiting?

Human trafficking is an extremely lucrative, illicit activity with estimated annual global profits of $150 billion with approximately two-thirds from commercial sexual exploitation.

Most confirmed human trafficking suspects are male (81%), between the ages of 18 and 34 (77%) and are U.S. citizens (86%).

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Central Florida attorney accused of trafficking teen girls from his Melbourne home

Get other information and updates about SAFE

Why fight

Against Sexual Exploitation?

Human trafficking is modern slavery and it has no place in our world.

Children, women and men deserve safety, freedom and dignity.

Stand with us to fight for victims of human trafficking!

These businesses, individuals and organizations have joined the fight!

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