Human Rights Division

Florida’s geography and population unfortunately lend to being a hub of human trafficking and elder abuse — crimes that only continue to increase despite law enforcement’s best efforts.

The Office of the State Attorney the Fourth Judicial Circuit seeks to directly counter that increase with the creation of a Human Rights Division within its Special Prosecution Unit.

A first in Florida, this division is modeled after the United States Department of Justice program and is staffed with talented, dedicated attorneys and investigators who will concentrate on these difficult cases that victimize our community’s most vulnerable residents.

Additionally, this division will review hate crime and officer abuse cases — two rare offenses that require dedicated attention given their sensitive nature.

To provide tips about human trafficking, elder abuse, hate crime, or excessive force, call the office’s hotline at (904) 255-3099 and leave a message.