April 20, 2015
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Corrections Communications Office
~Department Offers Training Focused on Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking.~
TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Corrections this week, April 19-25, observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The Department works daily to ensure the safety and security of Florida’s families. During the 2015 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Department focuses on raising awareness of human trafficking.
“The Department of Corrections is committed to promoting and supporting the rights of all crime victims,” Secretary Julie Jones said. “Human trafficking is an abhorrent practice and we can all play a part in identifying and eliminating this horrible crime. The Department, along with our law enforcement partners, is dedicated to combating human trafficking and all other criminal practices that jeopardize the safety of Florida families.”
During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Department’s Victim Services office will hold a voluntary training session for Department employees focusing on what the criminal elements of human trafficking look like, what role individuals can play to reduce its impact on their communities and who they can contact when suspicious of human tracking activity.
The training will feature presenters who have taken active roles in combating human trafficking in Florida including State Attorney Lorena Vollrath-Bueno and Captain Julio Da Silva of the Salvation Army Tallahassee Corps.
For more information about the Department’s Victim Services office, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/victasst/index.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.