UNITED: Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking
FBI Agents to Discuss Bureau’s Role in Human Trafficking Investigations
JACKSONVILLE, FL—The FBI Jacksonville Division Civil Rights Task Force invites the community to attend a presentation on the Bureau’s role in human trafficking investigations. Special agents and victim specialists who investigate labor and sex trafficking in the Jacksonville area will share the results of a recent local investigation, reveal the risk indicators that community members and business owners should look for, and outline reporting guidelines. In addition, a sex trafficking survivor will share her story in hopes of inspiring others to take a stand against this heinous crime.
This event is part of the FBI Jacksonville UNITED initiative, which connects community members and law enforcement through meaningful dialogue in an effort to build relationships and understanding. A flyer is attached with additional information for distribution to the public.
- Event: FBI Jacksonville UNITED Supporting Survivors of Human Trafficking
- Date / Time: Thursday, September 5, 2019, at 6 p.m.
- Location: Florida State College at Jacksonville, South Campus Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32246
Members of the media are welcome. Please do not film close-ups of the presenter’s faces or live-stream the full presentation. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Carlton Peeples will be available for on-camera interviews by request. ASAC Peeples leads the Criminal Branch of the 40-county FBI Jacksonville Division, which includes the Civil Rights investigative program.
About Human Trafficking:
Human trafficking is believed to be the third-largest criminal activity in the world. The FBI works human trafficking cases under both its Civil Rights program and its Violent Crimes Against Children program, and is on the front lines in the fight against forced labor, domestic servitude, and commercial sex trafficking. The majority of human trafficking victims in our cases are U.S. citizens, and the FBI takes a victim-centered approach in investigating such cases, which means that ensuring the needs of the victims takes precedence over all other considerations.