Florida Attorney General – Ashley Moody was in Venice yesterday, to talk about the “ Highway Heroes' “ program.. a anti-human trafficking program for truck drivers
"This is not something that happens on the other side of the world," Attorney General Ashley Moody said.
In Fact… Florida ranks third in calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
There's a recent story of a truck driver that pulled into a truck stop, noticed something suspicious about an RV, took the time and made the effort and had the courage to report that to law enforcement and a young woman who had been held against her will, assaulted and tortured was saved," Moody said.
This is the reason why Attorney General Moody developed this program with the Department of Safety and Motor Vehicles called…. “Highway Heroes.”
"We need them in our fight, they are the eyes and ears on the highways around this nation, and in the state of Florida," Moody said.
'PGT Innovations’ is joining the fight, and planning to train 100 percent of its truck drivers.
"It’s important that we all do our part in this plague, this menace to our society," PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson said. "We have to change, we can all make a difference together if we stand together.” "The smallest little phone call can make the biggest difference,"
To date, this program has trained more than 4,000 commercial truck drivers in the state of Florida.
Attorney General Moody says… We all can look for signs of human trafficking.
"Look for folks that are hesitant to speak to others without the permission of someone else," "Branding marks are often a sign that someone has been claimed as property of a trafficker. Sometimes that will be on their neck or on their face."
Call Law enforcement, if you see something suspicious.
Find out the all the signs and Learn more here: : https://www.youcanstopht.com/