WORKING WITH THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM & LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
"NEVER FORGET THAT JUSTICE IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE IN PUBLIC.”
WE PARTNER WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR JUSTICE
The Government Affairs Department (GAD) will partner with state, local, and federal governments to successfully reach and rescue those who have been trafficked.
Our future goals for Life Recaptured include a 24/7 rescue hotline that can be called any time day or night by anyone wanting help leaving “the life.” After receiving the call, the Hotline Team Responder will coordinate with the Rescue Team to go pick the caller up in a safe meeting location and transport the caller to one of our safe homes.
GAD will research, track, and report policies and legislation that are relevant to the human trafficking pandemic.
GAD will deliver timely and relevant information about human trafficking to key public audiences, including senators, house members, advocacy groups, and citizens.
We strive to ensure that Florida will follow in the footsteps of Texas to have sex buying a FELONY in the state of Florida. So far, the following legislations have been passed in 2021 concerning human/sex trafficking:
SB 1826 - Human Trafficking – 2021: Human Trafficking; Providing the circumstances under which certain communications are confidential; creating a human trafficking victim advocate-victim privilege; providing training requirements for human trafficking victim advocates and trained volunteers; prohibiting a person from engaging in specified criminal acts relating to human trafficking with another person believed to be a child younger than 18 years of age, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2021
HB 1303 - Human Trafficking Education in Schools – 2021: Human Trafficking Education in Schools: Revises required health education in public schools to include information regarding dangers & signs of human trafficking; specifies minimum requirements of human trafficking education portion of comprehensive health education curriculum. Effective Date: July 1, 2021
HB 523 - Human Trafficking – 2021: Human Trafficking: Provides that communication between human trafficking victim advocate or trained volunteer & human trafficking victim is confidential in certain circumstances; specifies who may claim privilege; authorizes orders limiting taking of depositions of human trafficking victim; encourages state attorney to adopt pro-prosecution policy for acts of human trafficking; provides that court clerk may not charge fees for petitions for expunction of human trafficking victim's criminal history record; removes requirement that petitioner have no other expunction petitions pending; requires court to impose specified conditions, on probationers or community controlees who are placed under supervision for committing specified human trafficking offense. Effective Date: July 1, 2021
Change Is The Future
FLORIDA SAFE HARBOR ACT
House Bill 99 is the Florida Safe Harbor Act. This bill greatly impacts sexually exploited children in our state. Protects anyone under the age of 18 involved in commercial sex acts. Proof of fraud or coercion is not required. Effective Date: January 1, 2013