Tag: super bowl lv
This week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution from Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--honoring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for winning the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl LV earlier this month.
With the game less than two weeks away, Moody and Uber have launched a virtual education video to educate thousands of drivers and customers on how to better understand the crime of human trafficking, how it presents in our communities and what to do when they suspect someone is being trafficked. This is the second straight year the Attorney General’s Office has joined with Uber to educate drivers to help spot and report incidences of human trafficking in the days leading up to the National Football League's (NFL) championship game.
Chanel Dionne, a trafficking survivor and Jacksonville victim advocate, received the 2020 Human Trafficking Summit Survivor Advocate of the Year Award from the Attorney General and the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking last October.
The joint effort between Moody’s office and FLHSMV is funded through a U.S. Department of Transportation grant issued to FLHSMV to help train drivers and raise awareness about human trafficking on America’s roadways.
This is the second year in a row Florida is hosting the Super Bowl. According to police reports from the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami, 47 human trafficking related arrests were made, which lead to the rescue of 22 victims. Law enforcement officials anticipate similar trafficking efforts to take place this year in Tampa.
The event will be held on Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa – USF/Busch Gardens and will feature breakouts on topics including marketing, capital access, international trade, and government contracting. Workshops will be beneficial to both existing small businesses and those interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
“This funding supports transit agencies with identifying and adopting specific measures to address public safety in transit systems, including crime prevention, human trafficking, and operator assault,” Spano’s office noted.