Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director
Florida Department of Children and Families
location_on United States
Member since 1 year
Florida’s Human Trafficking Screening Tool: Effectively Identifying Victims
Kimberly Grabert, MPA, CPM PRIMARY PRESENTER
Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director Florida Department of Children and Families
400 W. Robinson Street, S1109
Orlando, Florida 32801
Bethany Gilot, MS
Anti-human Trafficking Director
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
(850) 597-6063 cell
Kimberly Grabert, MPA, CPM: Kimberly Grabert is the Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Director for the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). She has been with DCF for 13 years and worked in the Child Welfare field for 16 years. She is responsible for the implementation and development of child welfare policy and administration for human trafficking issues across the state of Florida. She has her B.A. in Justice from American University in Washington D.C. and a Masters in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. She currently sits on the Advisory Council for the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force (GOHTTF). She previously Co-founded and Co-Chaired the Lake County Human Trafficking Task Force from and Co-founded and Co-Chaired the Commercially Sexually Exploited Child (CSEC) Committee for the GOHTTF.
Bethany Gilot, MS: Bethany Brimer Gilot is the Anti-human Trafficking Director for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Bethany joined the Department in 2014 after working at non-profit organizations serving sex trafficking victims and survivors in both Miami, Florida and West Bengal, India. She has direct care and program development experience working with both adult and minor female victims of sex trafficking at multiple levels of the continuum of care. She has two Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminology and a Master’s in Criminology from Florida State University. Bethany currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse and represents the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice as a speaker at national meetings on human trafficking.
Human trafficking response has been in the forefront in regards to child welfare for the past several years. The Florida Legislature required the development of a screening tool for the identification of human trafficking victims. This program will review the tool development process, the training components, implementation across the child welfare and juvenile justice programs, as well as data collected and outcomes. This is a non-proprietary tool that can be shared with attendees.
- Participants will gain an understanding of Florida child welfare legislation and its impact on developing the Florida Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST).
- Participants will be better informed on the history of attempts to identify this cross over population in child welfare and juvenile justice.
- Participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of data collection in the development and implementation of the HTST tool.
- Participants will learn how critical the collaborative model across state agencies, juvenile justice and child welfare, and non-governmental providers (NGO) was in the development and implementation of the HTST.
- Participants will learn about current data collection and outcomes related to the HTST.