What is the Annual Human Trafficking Summit?

Florida’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking (Council) was created through legislation in 2014. This 15-member Council, chaired by Attorney General Moody, builds on existing state and local partnerships working to combat human trafficking. Members of the Council include law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legislators, as well as experts in the fields of health, education, and social services. 

One of the duties of the Council is to hold an annual statewide policy summit with an institution of higher learning. Leaders in our state are committed to making Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking. Learning opportunities created at the Summit will allow Florida to continue working to protect victims, prevent trafficking, and prosecute traffickers. 

The Summit brings together local, state, and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Breakout sessions include recent updates and developments in the following areas: 

  • Legal & Law Enforcement 

  • Service Delivery 

  • Policy & Research 

  • Medical & Healthcare 

Who should attend?

Concerned citizens and professionals from law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, victim services, educational institutions, local governments, religious and social services, and labor and employment relations should attend the Summit.

Due to the delicate nature of the subject matter, it is highly recommended that participants be over the age of 18 years old. 

 
 

Why should you attend?

The Summit offers many opportunities including: learning from experts, identifying successful programs for all citizens, professional and personal development, and more.

 

When does the Summit start and end?

The Summit launches at 9 AM (EDT) on October 4, 2022. All content will remain available until March 2023.

 

What is the cost?

The virtual Summit is free of charge.

 

What is the length of the Summit?

Using a virtual format, registrants will have an opportunity to participate in more than sixteen hours of presentations from subject matter experts and watch at their own pace. Presentations will not exceed one hour in length and will remain available until March 2023.

 

How do I access the Summit?

Detailed information on how to access the summit will be available late September/early October, prior to the October 4, 2022, launch. 

 

Can I use the Summit in my recertification or re-designation process?

With the annual Human Trafficking Summit, the Florida Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to creating learning opportunities that will allow Floridians to continue working to protect victims, prevent trafficking, and prosecute traffickers across a myriad of industries. We are continuing to work with other state agencies to explore the options participants of the annual Human Trafficking Summit will have for their respective industry’s continuing education credit programs.

Will a Certificate of Attendance be provided?
Yes. Once 6 hours of Summit training have been completed, please complete the Notification of Attendance Request form under the 2022 HT Summit tab. After the completed Notification of Attendance, Request has been submitted, you will receive an email from the 2022 Human Trafficking Registrar with your Notification of Attendance. The Notification of Attendance will be emailed to the email address provided in the form.

 
 

Will I be able to acquire CLE credit this year?

Yes. The Florida Bar has approved the 2022 Human Trafficking Summit for 19 hours of general continuing legal education credit to attendees who watch all presentations offered. The course number is 2207545N. Attendees who want Florida Bar credit should sign into the Florida Bar website (FloridaBar.org) to record their attendance. The approval period set by the Florida Bar is 10/4/2022 - 3/24/2022.

For our out-of-state registrants seeking CLE credit, please contact your state’s Bar to seek CLE credit in your state. Most states will require a copy of the program to consider CLE credit.

 

Will there be awards at the 2022 Human Trafficking Summit?

Yes. Award Nominations were due by August 15, 2022. The award recipients will be announced by the Attorney General when the Summit launches and they will receive their awards in the mail after October 4, 2022. 

 

How do I become a speaker? What if I know someone who would be a good speaker for future summits?

Speaker proposals were due June 14, 2022, and selected speakers were notified in mid-July via email by the Florida Office of the Attorney General.