Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Crime

Charlie Crist: DOJ is Sending Money to Goodwill Industries to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Crist, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said that DOJ is sending a $349,895 grant to Goodwill Industries to help the victims at a local level. 

Share this story:
Crist, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said that DOJ is sending a $349,895 grant to Goodwill Industries to help the victims at a local level. 

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is sending a grant to the Tampa Bay area to help the victims of human trafficking.

Crist, who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, said that DOJ is sending a $349,895 grant to Goodwill Industries to help the victims at a local level.

“The grant, administered by the Department of Justice, will specifically fund staffing and training to create programs that will support services to human trafficking survivors and help them heal and move forward,” the congressman’s office noted. “Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit that provides a wide variety of community-based programs for marginalized or disadvantaged individuals and is funded under the Services for Victims of Human Trafficking solicitation.”

“For victims of human trafficking, programs like these go a long way in helping survivors heal and look to the future as they rebuild their lives,” said Crist. “That starts with providing organizations in our communities the resources necessary to better understand and respond to human trafficking through training, education, and public awareness.”

First elected to Congress in 2016 after winning three state offices as a Republican, including serving as Florida’s governor, Crist represents parts of Pinellas County. He faces businesswoman and Air Force veteran Anna Paulina Luna, who won the Republican primary last month, and write-in candidate Jacob Curnow in November.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

 

Author

  • Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

    View all posts
Share this story:
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow our Facebook Page

Follow us on X, Insta, Linkedin
<

Related Stories

Crime

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis approved $4.9 million in the 2024–2025 budget to expand access to emergency beds for victims of human trafficking and provide...

Crime

Earlier today, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced a prison sentence for a man convicted of human trafficking two women from New York to...

Attorney General Ashley Moody

After a Florida couple were charged with human trafficking, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody‘s office released the following official statement: Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office...

Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody recognized January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Florida with a Cabinet Resolution signed by the Governor and...