As January marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month, we go before a live studio audience for a conversation on changes in the way Florida’s criminal justice system is handling prostitution – as victims, not criminals, and going after pimps as traffickers instead. We’ll hear survivor stories and talk about efforts to eradicate human trafficking, especially in Florida. We’ll also explore ways to identify, protect and prevent people, especially women and girls from the U.S., from becoming victims.
Dr. Amanda Evans, FGCU Human Trafficking Resource Center, Co-Director
Yaro Garcia, Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., Clinical Therapist
Arlene Goldberg, Visuality, Co-Founder
Susannah Nesmith, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Reporter
Rafael (Alex) Olivares, FGCU Human Trafficking Resource Center, Coordinator
Lowell and Sally Senitz, Wings of Shelter, Founders
Nola Theiss, Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership, Executive Director
Raquel Torres, Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., Development Director
And many more!
You can watch the special live studio audience broadcast of “Gulf Coast Live!” here: