The Florida Human Trafficking Poster informs victims of human trafficking that they are protected under United States and Florida law. The poster also provides information on how to contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center online or via text.
Victims of human trafficking may be forced or coerced into engaging in prostitution, housework, farm work, factory work, retail work, restaurant work, or any other activity. Since 2007, the non-profit, non-governmental National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline has received 145,764 reports on potential victims of sex or labor trafficking. The Resource Center provides help and referral to services for victims and survivors of human trafficking, as well as training and general information for those who wish to provide assistance to victims.
The Florida Human Trafficking Poster must be displayed in emergency rooms of general acute care hospitals, in strip clubs and other adult entertainment establishments, and in any business establishment that is not owned by a regulated health care practitioner and which offers massage or bodywork services for compensation. The poster must be displayed in a conspicuous location that is clearly visible to the public and the employees of the establishment.
The Department of Transportation is required to display the Florida Human Trafficking Poster in every rest area, turnpike service plaza, weigh station, primary airport, passenger rail station, and welcome center in the state which is open to the public. (Florida Revised Statutes, Section 787.29)