FLORIDA — Attorney General Ashley Moody and Uber are teaming up to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl LIV, which is being played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on February 2, 2020.
- Uber to provide anti-trafficking training ahead of 2020 Super Bowl
- Over 160 people arrested on human trafficking charges during Super Bowl LIII
“We are starting now, sending a consistent and strong message to anyone who would engage in human trafficking during the Super Bowl, that we will have hundreds of law enforcement officers, transportation drivers and other dedicated citizens trained to spot and report you," Moody said.
Uber first launched anti-sex trafficking training for Super Bowl LIII in an effort to protect visitors and stop traffickers in Atlanta. The company will be providing additional anti-human trafficking training sessions for its more than 100,000 Florida drivers ahead of the NFL's championship game next year.
During the week of Super Bowl LIII, law enforcement arrested more than 160 people on human trafficking charges.
"We want to do our part in the fight against human trafficking by partnering with leading organizations to provide educational materials to our South Florida driver-partners on how to spot and report signs of potential human trafficking. Our driver-partners are the eyes and ears on the road and through partnerships, we hope to provide them with the necessary resources developed by experts, which will help empower them to take action," Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West said.
Floridians can learn more about how to spot and report human trafficking by visiting YouCanStopHT.com.
If you encounter someone who appears to be a victim of trafficking, please call local law enforcement, and then report the incident to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.