St. Johns County Proclaims January 2024 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month
At the December 19, 2023, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Roy Alaimo, Vice Chair, presented a proclamation to Cathie Altman, President of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), recognizing January 2023 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Human trafficking is a $150 billion a year global criminal enterprise that is not only a crime, but also a civil and human rights violation. The United States government estimates that between 600,000 to
800,000 individuals are trafficked across international borders each year. In 2021, Florida had the third-highest number of human trafficking cases in the United States, with approximately 751 victims identified with high indicators of human trafficking.
The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners recognizes and encourages the community to support survivors and their families, and the fight against the exploitation of women, men and children.