Human Trafficking


Florida ranked third highest for human trafficking cases in 2017, per state reports.  In Broward County, 149 calls were made to the national child abuse hotline for suspected human trafficking of minors, with 40 calls verified.  If you suspect someone is being exploited through sex or labor trafficking, contact the 24/7 Nancy J. Cotterman Help Line at 954-761-7273 or the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.  The Nancy J. Cotterman Center, Broward’s only certified rape crisis and accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, provides crisis intervention and counseling to survivors at no cost.  Visit to learn about free support services.