Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2021

Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center Provides Special Events During Human Trafficking Prevention Month

County Commissioner Robert S Weinroth reminds residents that January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 

Palm Beach County ranks third in the state, and Florida ranks third in the nation for incidents of human trafficking.  Palm Beach County Victim Services, in partnership with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, have collaborated to heighten awareness about human trafficking through a variety of events during January. 

Events include virtual training sessions for the community. The full schedule of events is posted on Facebook at fb.me/e/3TXuCRymI and the Victim Services webpage.

Palm Beach County Victim Services and Certified Rape Crisis Center victim advocates are available 24/7 to respond to victims of Human Trafficking.

Helpline staff are available to provide immediate support at 561.833.7273.  

For more information on the schedule of events, contact Maura Smith at[email protected].

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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