who we are
USF Human Trafficking Research Lab in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences is the center of academic, basic, translational research and community partnerships with the goal of fostering long-lasting social change through knowledge building and community collaboration creating lasting impacts on policy and practice.
The Tampa Bay region is a human trafficking hotspot. To date, Florida ranks third in the United States based on the number of human trafficking hotline reports, behind only California and Texas. The Tampa Bay region has long been considered a criminal hub for human trafficking due to the convergence of community risk including tourism, conventions, large sporting events, commercial sex industry and vulnerable populations. As the leading research university in the Tampa Bay region, the University of South Florida is well positioned to address innovative and interdisciplinary human trafficking scholarship.
What your gifts will do
Your gift will aid in eradicating the path of destruction that human trafficking has wielded on individuals, families and communities by increasing poverty and hindering economic and social development.
Your gift will allow for the spread of invaluable community awareness, increase our knowledge base as a research university, provide access to counseling services for survivors of human trafficking, support graduate students as they embark on this invaluable research journey, and promote indelible social change.
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We thank you and appreciate your support in our cause to eliminate human trafficking.
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Your gift of $25 will help produce informational material to increase community awareness and fight Human Trafficking. You will also allow for translation services for printed materials and website into both Spanish and Creole.
Your gift of $50 enables students working in the Human Trafficking Research Lab to attend educational webinars, professional workshops and conferences.
Your gift of $100 will support research being done by students and the USF Risk to Resiliency Team.
Support a Survivor
With your gift of $500 you provide the opportunity for a survivor of Human Trafficking to attend webinars, workshops and conferences.
By making a gift of $1,000 you will provide monthly e-clinical case consulting that will benefit survivors seeking counseling and contribute to App development to link Human Trafficking Recovery Teams to real-time resource data.
Fund a Student
By making a gift of $2,500 you will fund an undergraduate student assistant or graduate research assistant for a semester.
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