MIAMI, Fla. -- Government and law enforcement agencies around the state are holding meetings this month to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Welfare officials say Florida is the third most popular trafficking destination in the country. Half of all trafficking victims are children.
The Florida Department of Children and Families developed a task force and is working on several initiatives to abolish human trafficking.
Victims from human trafficking are forced into labor, debt bondage, involuntary servitude and commercial sexual exploitation.
On Monday, task force members in South Florida will meet with local and federal law enforcement for a panel discussion.
An advocacy group at the University of Florida are hosting event Friday and Saturday to raise awareness about sex trafficking.