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DOH-COLLIER HOSTING COMMUNITY SCREENING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

By Arielle Myers

January 28, 2019

Naples, Fla.— In conjunction with Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is hosting a community screening of the movie, “I Am Jane Doe”, to raise awareness of human trafficking.

“I Am Jane Doe” chronicles real stories of American middle-school aged girls who were sex-trafficked on the internet-based classified ads of Backpage.com. The documentary portrays the epic battle of their mothers against Backpage, special interest groups, judges, and powerful corporations, on behalf of their daughters and other sex-trafficking victims being sold on Backpage.

Following the screening, there will be a question and answer session with expert participants from organizations including DOH-Collier, Collier County Public Schools, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Florida Coalition on Human Trafficking, and The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.  

WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00pm-7:00pm

WHERE: Collier County Public Library South Regional Branch (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, 34113)

WHY: Florida is the 3rd highest trafficking destination in the United States, with half of all victims younger than 18 years old. Human trafficking affects all communities in the US, including Collier County. It is important to remain vigilant to keep our community safe from human trafficking and put a stop to this horrendous crime.

If you have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888.

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