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Florida’s fight against human trafficking: What is being done?

Grassroots For America guest speaker on human trafficking, Jan Edwards, was featured July 10th on WFTV 9. Check out the full coverage here:

Jan Edwards discusses Florida’s fight against human trafficking on WFTV 9
Jan Edwards discusses Florida’s fight against human trafficking on WFTV 9

Grassroots For America hosted special guest Jan Edwards on July 10th, 2023 to discuss the reality of exploitation currently affecting America's children. Ms. Edwards shared stories, advice, and actionable tools on:

  1. What parents & family members should look for to protect children online

  2. How to combat the child exploitation epidemic and report criminal activity

  3. How to empower kids to disrupt the cycle of this unspoken epidemic

Jan Edwards is the founder and President of Paving the Way Foundation. Since 2015, her foundation has empowered more than 26,000 youth and adults with educational tools to make smart online choices. She has served on the Seminole County Human Trafficking Task Force, and is currently a co-chair for the Central Florida Human Trafficking Task Force. She also sits on the UCF College of Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

Jan works collaboratively with organizations throughout Central Florida and the nation to fight against child trafficking and exploitation. As a result, she was named one of Orlando Magazine's "Women of The Year," United Abolitionist Polari's "NGO Leader of the Year," and was the winner of the 2023 Victory Cup Initiative Learn more about Jan and her foundation at

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