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Laws of Florida

Florida HB 7005/Chapter No. 2013-212: Massage Establishments

Enacted June 17, 2013; Effective Date October 1, 2013

Amends Massage Practice Act to create additional prohibitions designed to curb illegal activity in massage establishments by making it a first degree misdemeanor to: (1) operate certain massage establishments between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.; or (2) use or permit certain such establishments to be used as a principle domicile unless the establishment is zoned for residential use under local ordinance.

British Council

“Roadkill” (2013)


In 2013, the British Council supported Cora Bissett and Stef Smith’s award-winning production of Roadkill in coming to New York and Chicago to bring to light the horrors of sex-trafficking through a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. “Staged in a seedy apartment, the site-specific work recreates the young woman’s world in close quarters as her hopes of a new life disintegrate into violence and captivity.”

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

A Child Welfare Response to Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Discussing: (1) Prevalence of human trafficking, and child sex trafficking, in the U.S.; (2) Current identification/response efforts/initiatives; (3) Awareness/education; (4) Resources.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

About Human Trafficking, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Discusses: (1) Overview of Human Trafficking Issue; (2) Victim Identification and Public Awareness; (3) Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking; (4) Certification and Eligibility Letters; (5) Trafficking Victim Assistance Program; (6) National Human Trafficking Resource Center.

Regent University Law Review

Addressing Demand: Why and How Policymakers Should Utilize Law and Law Enforcement to Target Customers of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, 23 Regent University Law Review 297

L. Lederer — 2011

Addresses strategies for demand reduction: (1) Drafting laws that penalize patronizing and target customers/consumers of commercial sex; (2) creating first-offenders program (“John’s Schools) to educate first-offenders about the deleterious effects of commercial sexual exploitation; (3) creating sting and reverse-sting operations to assist law enforcement in identifying, arresting, and prosecuting buyers; (4) developing social marketing campaigns that target exploiters and impress on the general public a “no tolerance” message.

Safe Horizon Anti-Trafficking Program

Anti-Trafficking Program

Discusses: (1) What is Human Trafficking; (2) Two Main Types of Trafficking; (3) Smuggling vs. Trafficking; (4) Client Assessment.