Human Trafficking Survivors and the Florida Juvenile Justice System

Robin Thompson, JD MA - Executive Director, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center | Katherine Gomez, MA - Human Trafficking Intervention Director, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice | Jasmine Armstrong, PhD - Human Trafficking Intervention Coordinator, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

November 20, 2020

Training Description

Content Warning: This course deals with traumatic experiences. If you have experienced a traumatic event, this course may bring up some uncomfortable feelings. If you need to step out for a moments please feel free to do so at any time.

What happens when children who have experienced trafficking through commercial sexual exploitation or whose labor has been exploited become involved with the juvenile justice system? This presentation will introduce you to human trafficking in Florida and we will describe what happens when trafficked youth encounter the juvenile justice system. You will learn about how the juvenile justice and child welfare systems team up to identify and respond to possible victims, the statewide structure guiding anti-trafficking policy for exploited children, and considerations specific to 2020 and the ongoing pandemic.