Human Trafficking

Human trafficking violates the sanctity, dignity, and fundamental rights of the human person. It involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality.

The Office of Human Life & Dignity offers workshops on human trafficking to educate, provide resources, and network with other agencies to advocate for victims.

Programs and Resources

Ruby Peters – Social Justice Liaison with the Diocese of St. Augustine. For information call (904) 448-6555 or email

Blue Campaign – A national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. For more information visit

National Human Trafficking Hotline – If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, you can call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text “HELP” or “INFO” to 233733. The confidential hotline is open 24/7. For more information visit

Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition – A group of more than 60 community organizations, service providers, law enforcement and volunteers trying to eradicate human trafficking from the community. For more information contact Ruby Peters, NEFL Human Trafficking Coalition Ambassador, at

Rethreaded – Provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information visit


Workshop – Human Trafficking; to schedule a workshop contact May Oliver at or call (904) 262-3200.