The Crime of Human Trafficking

During routine field checks it is important to pay close attention to the workers and their working conditions.
Look for possible indicators of human trafficking where you may not expect it, and please be keenly sensitive of the following:

Businesses within your community

  • Could they serve as fronts for trafficking?

Building security

  • Is it used to keep people out or to keep people in?

Working conditions:

  • Do the workers receive pay?
  • Do the workers owe a debt to their employers?
  • Do the workers have freedom of movement?
  • Do they live and work in the same place?
  • Do the workers owe a debt to their employers?
  • Do the employers have control of their workers’ immigration documents?
  • Are the workers fearful to leave?
  • Are there signs of trauma, injuries or other evidence of poor care?

If you have information regarding suspected Human Trafficking of a child in Florida
please contact:

Florida Abuse Hotline

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Child Labor Division. Business Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.

Jerry Wilson, Director
Division of Regulation

Sophia Terrelonge, Program Manager
Child Labor Program
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783

Telephone: 850.488.3131
Toll-Free Line: 800.226.2536
Facsimile: 850.487.4928