Trafficking Survivor and STAC Featured in Local Media: Human Trafficking is Here in the Big Bend
- Officials confirm human trafficking cases are on the rise, and that it’s happening in Leon County
- Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center says demand for their services has increased by 200-300 percent.
- Watch the video to hear from a survivor of human trafficking about his experience escaping this exploitation
Sheriff Walt McNeil of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said “victims of human trafficking occur in our community but quite honestly they often go unnoticed”. Many of them are happening right here on North Monroe Street.
Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center, a service provider for human trafficking survivors, has helped over 200 survivors since their inception 8 years ago.
That includes people like Sameer Jain.
Jain knows firsthand the hardship of human trafficking being a victim of labor trafficking for a year and a half.