Florida ER Workers To Look For Human Trafficking In New Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Friday launched an initiative that aims to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking.

Under the plan, emergency room workers will be trained to ask certain questions of people who show signs of being trafficked.

Those questions run the line of “Who is that person with you?” to “Do you ever feel pressured to do something you didn’t want to do?” to “Has anyone approached you asking you to get involved in prostitution?”

State officials say Florida ranks No. 3 in the nation for number of calls to a trafficking hotline.

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