I was washing my hands at the gas station and looked up at the corner of the mirror. A sticker with “Text BeFree” caught my eye. Chances are, you have seen it too. You might wonder why this is important to you as a cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail tech.
BeFree is a human trafficking hotline that can save lives. In California, a 14-year-old girl was able to save herself and two others by texting a crisis hotline and giving out her location. This led to the arrest of three traffickers in a sex trafficking ring.
In June, Florida took one big step this summer to help trafficking victims in a number of other ways. Governor DeSantis signed House Bill 851 to combat human trafficking. Currently, Florida ranks as the third-highest human trafficking destination in the country. This includes both labor and sex trafficking. The effective date of this Law was 7/1/2019.
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