Human Trafficking

In June 2017, DFPS created the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation team in accordance with the commissioner’s ten-point plan. This team began work creating a training curriculum and other tools to empower DFPS staff to better recognize human trafficking and help children who have experienced it, while also educating children on how to avoid human trafficking. Led by Kim Grabert, the former human trafficking prevention director for the Florida Department of Children and Families, the team also builds relationships with law enforcement and community leaders to develop and expand services for children who have experienced sex trafficking.