Human Trafficking ‘Spot the Signs’ forum to be held Friday at Historic Courthouse

Zoey Fields

The Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office in partnership with Clay County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness event on Friday, Jan. 20.
The Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Office is partnering with the Clay County Sheriff's Office for the forum.Photo byClay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller

The event, “Spot the Signs,” will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 20, at the 1890 Historic Courthouse and Courtyard (915 Walnut St.) in Green Cove Springs.

Services displays and pop-up shops will be open from noon to 1 p.m. following the forum, Clay County Clerk of Court Public Information Officer Mary Justino said.

Both Clay County Clerk Tara Green and Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook will be attending the event, along with other high-profile guest speakers, Justino said. A media briefing with key announcements will begin at 9:45 a.m.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller for the forum.Photo byCLay County Sheriff's Office

Justino included a bullet-point list outlining what attendees of the event can expect:

  • Challenge attendees to take part in the Florida Attorney General’s 100% Club training
  • Recognize 100% Club training certifications achieved thus far
  • Challenge organizations to adopt a clear policy regarding human trafficking awareness and how personnel should respond if they “spot the signs”
  • Announce upcoming law enforcement initiatives related to human trafficking prevention

The 100% Club is part of the Florida Alliance to end Human Trafficking, created by Florida Legislature House Bill 851 in 2019. The legislation required the Department of Legal Affairs to create a 13-person Direct Support Organization (DSO). The organization, with the help of a 15-person council headed by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, helps to enhance care options for human trafficking survivors. The 100% Club is part of the initiative to restore the lives of survivors.

Click here to learn more about the Human Trafficking legislation and 100% Club.

Click here to view the U.S. Department of State’s full list of signs of human trafficking.

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