Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking: How Did I Not Know About This? 
Human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise. This educational video, produced by the Diocese of St. Augustine and Catholic Charities is created to enlighten teenagers about the tactics of human traffickers, the crime of sextortion and ways that pornography fuels sex trafficking. The goal is to increase teen awareness, reduce teen vulnerability and equip everyone with tools to stay safe. What do you know about human trafficking? If you see something, say somethingTo report Human Trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888 or text BEFREE

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 of 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 – Human Trafficking Educator, Catholic Charities Bureau of the Diocese of St. Augustine and Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition Ambassador
Call: (904) 631-7082

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 wrap-around, restorative services for survivors. Visit


Workshop – Human Trafficking; to schedule a workshop contact Maureen Shilkunas at or call (904) 262-3200 ext. 159.