Sarasota County clerk of Circuit Court and county comptroller joins state Attorney General’s Office in campaign to end human trafficking

Sarasota Clerk’s Office becomes member of 100 Percent Club

Karen E. Rushing, Sarasota County clerk of the Circuit Court and county comptroller, has joined the Florida Office of the Attorney General in its campaign to end human trafficking by becoming a member of the 100 Percent Club, Rushing’s staff has announced.

The 100 Percent Club is a statewide initiative in which employees are trained “how to spot and report suspected human trafficking safely and effectively,” a news release explains.

“I am delighted to report that 100 percent of our staff have successfully completed the online course offered by the Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking,” Rushing said in the release. “Florida ranks third nationwide in human trafficking, and the more we can equip our staff to recognize the signs and report suspicious activity, the safer our community will be,” she added. “I encourage other government entities and business leaders to join in this campaign. Together, we can make an impact and stop human trafficking.”

Anyone can report suspicious activity by contacting law enforcement authorities in Florida at 1-855-FLA-SAFE, the release points out. “For anyone needing personal assistance,” the release adds, the 1-800-373-7888 National Human Trafficking Hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The 100 Percent Club is a partnership that the Florida Office of the Attorney General has forged with companies and organizations, the release notes. It recognizes those entities for taking steps not only to train employees to recognize the signs of human trafficking, but also  “for providing quick reference resources to effectively report human trafficking. When employees are equipped with the proper tools and training,” the release adds, “they become the eyes and ears in their communities. For more information, visit