Orlando Catholic Bishop John Noonan will announce Thurday the start of a Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign to fight the enslavement of people for work and sex. Noonan and other Catholic officials will announce the campaign at a 3 p.m. press conference at the Diocese of Orlando Offices, 50 East Robinson Street, Orlando.
Noonan will also dedicate Jan. 30 as Human Trafficking Awareness Sunday.
A seven-year study by the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights found that sex and labor trafficking is thriving in Florida. Florida is ranked third in the nation in cases of human trafficking, according to the Diocese.