Florida Senate - 2014                             CS for SB 1724
       By the Committees on Appropriations; and Children, Families, and
       Elder Affairs
       576-04217-14                                          20141724c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to human trafficking; creating s.
    3         409.1754, F.S.; requiring the Department of Children
    4         and Families to develop or adopt initial screening and
    5         assessment instruments; specifying the process for the
    6         department to develop or adopt initial screening and
    7         assessment instruments; providing factors for
    8         placement in safe houses or safe foster homes;
    9         authorizing entities to use additional assessment
   10         instruments; requiring the department, community-based
   11         care lead agencies, and Department of Juvenile Justice
   12         staff administering the detention risk assessment
   13         instrument to receive specified training; requiring
   14         the Department of Children and Families and lead
   15         agencies to hold multidisciplinary staffings under
   16         certain conditions; requiring the department and lead
   17         agencies to develop specific plans and protocols;
   18         directing the department, the Department of Juvenile
   19         Justice, and lead agencies to participate in
   20         coalitions, task forces, or similar organizations to
   21         coordinate local responses to human trafficking;
   22         requiring the Department of Children and Families to
   23         attempt to initiate a task force if none is active in
   24         a local area; amending s. 409.1678, F.S.; providing
   25         definitions; requiring that safe houses and safe
   26         foster homes be certified by the department; providing
   27         requirements for certification as a safe house or safe
   28         foster home; requiring the department to inspect safe
   29         houses and safe foster homes; requiring specified
   30         training for persons providing services in safe houses
   31         and safe foster homes; authorizing the department to
   32         adopt rules; requiring residential treatment centers
   33         or hospitals to provide specialized treatment;
   34         providing for service providers to obtain federal or
   35         local funding under certain conditions; providing for
   36         scope of availability of services; amending s. 39.524,
   37         F.S.; providing for review of safe harbor placement of
   38         a child in a safe house or safe foster home; revising
   39         criteria for placement; authorizing placement in
   40         settings other than safe houses and safe foster homes
   41         under certain conditions; amending s. 394.495, F.S.;
   42         including trauma-informed services for sexually
   43         exploited children in the child and adolescent mental
   44         health system of care; amending ss. 39.401, 796.07,
   45         and 985.115, F.S.; conforming cross-references;
   46         creating s. 16.617, F.S.; creating the Statewide
   47         Council on Human Trafficking within the Department of
   48         Legal Affairs; providing the purpose of the council;
   49         providing for membership of the council, appointment
   50         of members, and reimbursement of members; providing
   51         for meetings; requiring the Department of Legal
   52         Affairs to provide staff to the council; specifying
   53         duties of the council; requiring an annual report to
   54         the Legislature by a specified date; requiring the
   55         Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government
   56         Accountability to conduct a study on commercial
   57         exploitation of children in Florida and related
   58         topics; requiring an annual report to the Governor and
   59         the Legislature; providing an effective date.
   61  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   63         Section 1. Section 409.1754, Florida Statutes, is created
   64  to read:
   65         409.1754 Sexually exploited children; screening and
   66  assessment; training; case management; task forces.—
   67         (1) SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT.—
   68         (a) The department shall develop or adopt one or more
   69  initial screening and assessment instruments to identify,
   70  determine the needs of, plan services for, and identify
   71  appropriate placement for sexually exploited children. The
   72  department shall consult state and local agencies,
   73  organizations, and individuals involved in the identification
   74  and care of sexually exploited children in developing or
   75  adopting the initial screening and assessment instruments. The
   76  initial screening and assessment instruments shall include
   77  assessment of appropriate placement, including whether placement
   78  in a safe house or safe foster home is appropriate, and shall
   79  consider, at a minimum, the following factors:
   80         1. Risk of the sexually exploited child running away.
   81         2. Risk of the sexually exploited child recruiting other
   82  children into the commercial sex trade.
   83         3. Level of the sexually exploited child’s attachment to
   84  his or her exploiter.
   85         4. Level and type of trauma that the sexually exploited
   86  child has endured.
   87         5. Nature of the sexually exploited child’s interactions
   88  with law enforcement.
   89         6. Length of time that the child was sexually exploited.
   90         7. Extent of any substance abuse by the sexually exploited
   91  child.
   92         (b) The initial screening and assessment instruments shall
   93  be validated if possible and must be used by the department,
   94  juvenile assessment centers as provided in s. 985.135, and
   95  community-based care lead agencies.
   96         (c) The department shall establish rules specifying the
   97  initial screening and assessment instruments to be used, the
   98  requirements for their use, and the reporting of data collected
   99  through them.
  100         (d) The department, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and
  101  community-based care lead agencies are not precluded from using
  102  additional assessment instruments in the course of serving
  103  sexually exploited children.
  105         (a)1. The department and community-based care lead agencies
  106  shall ensure that cases in which a child is alleged, suspected,
  107  or known to have been sexually exploited are assigned to child
  108  protective investigators and case managers who have specialized
  109  intensive training in handling cases involving a sexually
  110  exploited child. The department and lead agencies shall ensure
  111  that child protective investigators and case managers,
  112  respectively, receive this training before accepting any case
  113  involving a sexually exploited child.
  114         2. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall ensure that
  115  juvenile probation staff or contractors administering the
  116  detention risk assessment instrument receive specialized
  117  intensive training in identifying and serving sexually exploited
  118  children.
  119         (b) The department and community-based care lead agencies
  120  shall conduct regular multidisciplinary staffings for sexually
  121  exploited children to ensure that all relevant information is
  122  known to all parties and that services are coordinated across
  123  systems. The department or a community-based care lead agency,
  124  as appropriate, shall coordinate these staffings and invite
  125  individuals involved in the child’s care. This may include, but
  126  is not limited to, the child’s guardian ad litem, juvenile
  127  justice system staff, school district staff, service providers,
  128  and victim advocates.
  129         (c)1. Each region of the department and each community
  130  based care lead agency shall jointly assess local service
  131  capacity to meet the specialized service needs of sexually
  132  exploited children and establish a plan to develop capacity.
  133  Each plan shall be developed in consultation with local law
  134  enforcement officials, local school officials, runaway and
  135  homeless youth program providers, local probation departments,
  136  children’s advocacy centers, public defenders, state attorney’s
  137  offices, safe houses, and child advocates and services providers
  138  who work directly with sexually exploited children.
  139         2. Each region of the department and each community-based
  140  care lead agency shall establish local protocols and procedures
  141  for working with sexually exploited children which are
  142  responsive to the individual circumstances of each child. The
  143  protocols and procedures shall take into account the varying
  144  types and levels of trauma endured; whether the sexual
  145  exploitation is actively occurring, occurred in the past, or is
  146  inactive but likely to reoccur; and the differing community
  147  resources and degrees of familial support that may be available.
  148  Child protective investigators and case managers must use the
  149  protocols and procedures when working with a sexually exploited
  150  child.
  152         (a) The local regional director may, to the extent that
  153  funds are available, provide training to local law enforcement
  154  officials who are likely to encounter sexually exploited
  155  children in the course of their law enforcement duties. Training
  156  shall address the provisions of this section and how to identify
  157  and obtain appropriate services for sexually exploited children.
  158  The local circuit administrator may contract with a not-for
  159  profit agency having experience working with sexually exploited
  160  children to provide the training. Circuits may work
  161  cooperatively to provide training, which may be provided on a
  162  regional basis. The department shall assist circuits to obtain
  163  any available funds for the purposes of conducting law
  164  enforcement training from the Office of Juvenile Justice and
  165  Delinquency Prevention of the United States Department of
  166  Justice.
  167         (b) Circuit administrators or their designees, chief
  168  probation officers of the Department of Juvenile Justice or
  169  their designees, and the chief operating officers of community
  170  based care lead agencies or their designees shall participate in
  171  any task force, committee, council, advisory group, coalition,
  172  or other entity active in their service area for coordinating
  173  responses to address human trafficking or sexual exploitation of
  174  children. If no such entity exists, the circuit administrator
  175  for the department shall work to initiate one.
  176         Section 2. Section 409.1678, Florida Statutes, is amended
  177  to read:
  178         (Substantial rewording of section. See
  179         s. 409.1678, F.S., for present text).
  180         409.1678 Specialized residential options for children who
  181  are victims of sexual exploitation.—
  182         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
  183         (a) “Safe foster home” means a foster home certified by the
  184  department under this section to care for sexually exploited
  185  children.
  186         (b) “Safe house” means a group residential placement
  187  certified by the department under this section to care for
  188  sexually exploited children.
  189         (c) “Sexually exploited child” means a child who has
  190  suffered sexual exploitation as defined in s. 39.01(67)(g) and
  191  is ineligible for relief and benefits under the federal
  192  Trafficking Victims Protection Act, 22 U.S.C. ss. 7101 et seq.
  194         (a) Safe houses and safe foster homes shall provide a safe,
  195  separate, and therapeutic environment tailored to the needs of
  196  sexually exploited children who have endured significant trauma.
  197  Safe houses and safe foster homes shall use a model of treatment
  198  that includes strength-based and trauma-informed approaches.
  199         (b) The department shall certify safe houses and safe
  200  foster homes. A residential facility accepting state funds
  201  appropriated to provide services to sexually exploited children
  202  or child victims of sex trafficking must be certified by the
  203  department as a safe house or a safe foster home. An entity may
  204  not use the designation “safe house” or “safe foster home” and
  205  hold itself out as serving sexually exploited children unless
  206  the entity is certified under this section.
  207         (c) To be certified, a safe house must hold a license as a
  208  residential child-caring agency as defined in s. 409.175 and a
  209  safe foster home must hold a license as a family foster home as
  210  defined in s. 409.175. A safe house or safe foster home must
  211  also:
  212         1. Use strength-based and trauma-informed approaches to
  213  care, to the extent possible and appropriate.
  214         2. Serve exclusively one sex.
  215         3. Group sexually exploited children by age or maturity
  216  level.
  217         4. Care for sexually exploited children in a manner that
  218  separates these children from children with other needs. Safe
  219  houses and safe foster homes may care for other populations if
  220  the children who have not experienced sexual exploitation do not
  221  interact with children who have experienced sexual exploitation.
  222         5. Have awake staff members on duty 24 hours per day, if a
  223  safe house.
  224         6. Provide appropriate security through facility design,
  225  hardware, technology, staffing, and siting, including, but not
  226  limited to, external video monitoring or exit door alarms, a
  227  high staff-to-client ratio, or being situated in a remote
  228  location that is isolated from major transportation centers and
  229  common trafficking areas.
  230         7. Meet other criteria established by department rule,
  231  which may include, but are not limited to, personnel
  232  qualifications, staffing ratios, and types of services offered.
  233         (d) Safe houses and safe foster homes shall provide
  234  services tailored to the needs of sexually exploited children
  235  and shall conduct a comprehensive assessment of the service
  236  needs of each resident. In addition to the services required to
  237  be provided by residential child-caring agencies and family
  238  foster homes, safe houses and safe foster homes shall provide,
  239  arrange for, or coordinate, at a minimum, the following
  240  services:
  241         1. Victim-witness counseling.
  242         2. Family counseling.
  243         3. Behavioral health care.
  244         4. Treatment and intervention for sexual assault.
  245         5. Education tailored to the child’s individual needs,
  246  including remedial education if necessary.
  247         6. Life skills training.
  248         7. Mentoring by a survivor of sexual exploitation if
  249  available and appropriate for the child.
  250         8. Substance abuse screening and, if necessary, access to
  251  treatment.
  252         9. Planning services for the successful transition of each
  253  child back to the community.
  254         10. Activities in a manner that provides sexually exploited
  255  children with a full schedule.
  256         (e) The community-based care lead agencies shall ensure
  257  that foster parents of safe foster homes and staff of safe
  258  houses complete intensive training regarding, at a minimum, the
  259  needs of sexually exploited children, the effects of trauma and
  260  sexual exploitation, and how to address those needs using
  261  strength-based and trauma-informed approaches. The department
  262  shall specify the contents of this training by rule and may
  263  develop or contract for a standard curriculum. The department
  264  may establish by rule additional criteria for the certification
  265  of safe houses and safe foster homes which must address the
  266  security, therapeutic, social, health, and educational needs of
  267  sexually exploited children.
  268         (f) The department shall annually inspect safe houses and
  269  safe foster homes before certification to ensure compliance with
  270  the requirements of this section. The department may place a
  271  moratorium on referrals and may revoke the certification of a
  272  safe house or safe foster home that fails at any time to meet
  273  the requirements of, or rules adopted under, this section.
  274         (g) The certification period for safe houses and safe
  275  foster homes shall run concurrently with the terms of their
  276  licenses.
  278  HOSPITAL.—Residential treatment centers licensed under s.
  279  394.875 and hospitals licensed under chapter 395 which provide
  280  residential mental health treatment shall provide specialized
  281  treatment for sexually exploited children in the custody of the
  282  department placed in such facilities pursuant to s. 39.407(6),
  283  s. 394.4625, or s. 394.467. For such children, such facilities
  284  shall meet the requirements of subparagraphs (2)(c)1. and 3.-7.
  285  and paragraph (2)(d). The facilities shall ensure that children
  286  are served in single-sex groups and that staff working with such
  287  children are adequately trained in the effects of trauma and
  288  sexual exploitation, the needs of sexually exploited children,
  289  and how to address those needs using strength-based and trauma
  290  informed approaches.
  292         (a) This section does not prohibit any provider of services
  293  for sexually exploited children from appropriately billing
  294  Medicaid for services rendered, from contracting with a local
  295  school district for educational services, or from obtaining
  296  federal or local funding for services provided, as long as two
  297  or more funding sources do not pay for the same specific service
  298  that has been provided to a child.
  299         (b) The lead agency shall ensure that all children residing
  300  in safe houses or safe foster homes or served in residential
  301  treatment centers or hospitals pursuant to subsection (3) have a
  302  case manager and a case plan, whether or not the child is a
  303  dependent child.
  304         (5) AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES.—The services specified in
  305  this section may, to the extent possible provided by law and
  306  with authorized funding, be available to all sexually exploited
  307  children whether they are accessed voluntarily, as a condition
  308  of probation, through a diversion program, through a proceeding
  309  under chapter 39, or through a referral from a local community
  310  based care or social service agency.
  311         Section 3. Section 39.524, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  312  read:
  313         39.524 Safe-harbor placement.—
  314         (1) Except as provided in s. 39.407 or s. 985.801, a
  315  dependent child 6 years of age or older who has been found to be
  316  a victim of sexual exploitation as defined in s. 39.01(67)(g)
  317  must be assessed for placement in a safe house or safe foster
  318  home as provided in s. 409.1678 using the initial screening and
  319  assessment instruments provided in s. 409.1754(1). The
  320  assessment shall be conducted by the department or its agent and
  321  shall incorporate and address current and historical information
  322  from any law enforcement reports; psychological testing or
  323  evaluation that has occurred; current and historical information
  324  from the guardian ad litem, if one has been assigned; current
  325  and historical information from any current therapist, teacher,
  326  or other professional who has knowledge of the child and has
  327  worked with the child; and any other information concerning the
  328  availability and suitability of safe-house placement. If such
  329  placement is determined to be appropriate for the child as a
  330  result of this assessment, the child may be placed in a safe
  331  house or safe foster home, if one is available. However, the
  332  child may be placed in another setting if the other setting is
  333  more appropriate to the child’s needs or if a safe house or safe
  334  foster home is unavailable, as long as the child’s behaviors are
  335  managed so as not to endanger other children served in that
  336  setting As used in this section, the term “available” as it
  337  relates to a placement means a placement that is located within
  338  the circuit or otherwise reasonably accessible.
  339         (2) The results of the assessment described in s.
  340  409.1754(1) subsection (1) and the actions taken as a result of
  341  the assessment must be included in the next judicial review of
  342  the child. At each subsequent judicial review, the court must be
  343  advised in writing of the status of the child’s placement, with
  344  special reference regarding the stability of the placement and
  345  the permanency planning for the child.
  346         (3)(a) By December 1 of each year, the department shall
  347  report to the Legislature on the placement of children in safe
  348  houses and safe foster homes during the year, including the
  349  criteria used to determine the placement of children, the number
  350  of children who were evaluated for placement, the number of
  351  children who were placed based upon the evaluation, and the
  352  number of children who were not placed.
  353         (b) The department shall maintain data specifying the
  354  number of children who were referred to a safe house or safe
  355  foster home for whom placement was unavailable and the counties
  356  in which such placement was unavailable. The department shall
  357  include this data in its report under this subsection so that
  358  the Legislature may consider this information in developing the
  359  General Appropriations Act.
  360         Section 4. Paragraph (p) is added to subsection (4) of
  361  section 394.495, Florida Statutes, to read:
  362         394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care;
  363  programs and services.—
  364         (4) The array of services may include, but is not limited
  365  to:
  366         (p) Trauma-informed services for children who have suffered
  367  sexual exploitation as defined in s. 39.01(67)(g).
  368         Section 5. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) and paragraph
  369  (b) of subsection (3) of section 39.401, Florida Statutes, are
  370  amended to read:
  371         39.401 Taking a child alleged to be dependent into custody;
  372  law enforcement officers and authorized agents of the
  373  department.—
  374         (2) If the law enforcement officer takes the child into
  375  custody, that officer shall:
  376         (b) Deliver the child to an authorized agent of the
  377  department, stating the facts by reason of which the child was
  378  taken into custody and sufficient information to establish
  379  probable cause that the child is abandoned, abused, or
  380  neglected, or otherwise dependent. For such a child for whom
  381  there is also probable cause to believe he or she has been
  382  sexually exploited, the law enforcement officer shall deliver
  383  the child to the department. The department may place the child
  384  in an appropriate short-term safe house as provided for in s.
  385  409.1678 if a short-term safe house is available.
  387  For cases involving allegations of abandonment, abuse, or
  388  neglect, or other dependency cases, within 3 days after such
  389  release or within 3 days after delivering the child to an
  390  authorized agent of the department, the law enforcement officer
  391  who took the child into custody shall make a full written report
  392  to the department.
  393         (3) If the child is taken into custody by, or is delivered
  394  to, an authorized agent of the department, the agent shall
  395  review the facts supporting the removal with an attorney
  396  representing the department. The purpose of the review is to
  397  determine whether there is probable cause for the filing of a
  398  shelter petition.
  399         (b) If the facts are sufficient and the child has not been
  400  returned to the custody of the parent or legal custodian, the
  401  department shall file the petition and schedule a hearing, and
  402  the attorney representing the department shall request that a
  403  shelter hearing be held within 24 hours after the removal of the
  404  child. While awaiting the shelter hearing, the authorized agent
  405  of the department may place the child in licensed shelter care,
  406  or in a short-term safe house if the child is a sexually
  407  exploited child, or may release the child to a parent or legal
  408  custodian or responsible adult relative or the adoptive parent
  409  of the child’s sibling who shall be given priority consideration
  410  over a licensed placement, or a responsible adult approved by
  411  the department if this is in the best interests of the child.
  412  Placement of a child which is not in a licensed shelter must be
  413  preceded by a criminal history records check as required under
  414  s. 39.0138. In addition, the department may authorize placement
  415  of a housekeeper/homemaker in the home of a child alleged to be
  416  dependent until the parent or legal custodian assumes care of
  417  the child.
  418         Section 6. Subsection (6) of section 796.07, Florida
  419  Statutes, is amended to read:
  420         796.07 Prohibiting prostitution and related acts.—
  421         (6) A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be
  422  assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in
  423  any judicial disposition other than acquittal or dismissal. Of
  424  the proceeds from each penalty assessed under this subsection,
  425  the first $500 shall be paid to the circuit court administrator
  426  for the sole purpose of paying the administrative costs of
  427  treatment-based drug court programs provided under s. 397.334.
  428  The remainder of the penalty assessed shall be deposited in the
  429  Operations and Maintenance Trust Fund of the Department of
  430  Children and Family Services for the sole purpose of funding
  431  safe houses and safe foster homes short-term safe houses as
  432  provided in s. 409.1678.
  433         Section 7. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section
  434  985.115, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  435         985.115 Release or delivery from custody.—
  436         (2) Unless otherwise ordered by the court under s. 985.255
  437  or s. 985.26, and unless there is a need to hold the child, a
  438  person taking a child into custody shall attempt to release the
  439  child as follows:
  440         (b) Contingent upon specific appropriation, to a shelter
  441  approved by the department or to an authorized agent or short
  442  term safe house under s. 39.401(2)(b).
  443         Section 8. Section 16.617, Florida Statutes, is created to
  444  read:
  445         16.617 Statewide Council on Human Trafficking; creation;
  446  membership; duties.—
  447         (1) CREATION.—There is created the Statewide Council on
  448  Human Trafficking within the Department of Legal Affairs. The
  449  council is created for the purpose of enhancing the development
  450  and coordination of state and local law enforcement and social
  451  services responses to fight commercial sexual exploitation, as a
  452  form of human trafficking, and support victims.
  453         (2) MEMBERSHIP.—
  454         (a) The council shall consist of the following members:
  455         1. The Attorney General, or a designee, who shall serve as
  456  chair.
  457         2. The Secretary of the Department of Children and
  458  Families, or a designee, who shall serve as vice chair.
  459         3. The State Surgeon General, or a designee.
  460         4. The Secretary of the Agency for Health Care
  461  Administration, or a designee.
  462         5. The executive director of the Department of Law
  463  Enforcement, or a designee.
  464         6. The Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice, or
  465  a designee.
  466         7. The Commissioner of the Department of Education, or a
  467  designee.
  468         8. One member of the Senate, appointed by the President of
  469  the Senate.
  470         9. One member of the House of Representatives, appointed by
  471  the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  472         10. An elected sheriff, appointed by the Attorney General.
  473         11. An elected state attorney, appointed by the Attorney
  474  General.
  475         12. Two members appointed by the Attorney General and two
  476  members appointed by the Governor, all of whom have professional
  477  experience to assist the council in the development of care and
  478  treatment options for victims of human trafficking.
  479         (b) Each member shall be appointed to a 4-year term.
  480  However, for the purpose of achieving staggered terms, the
  481  Attorney General, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker
  482  of the House of Representatives shall each initially appoint
  483  their respective members to serve a 2-year term. All subsequent
  484  appointments shall be for 4-year terms. A vacancy that occurs
  485  shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment
  486  and shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term of that
  487  seat.
  488         (c) A member may not receive a commission, fee, or
  489  financial benefit in connection with serving on the council.
  490  Pursuant to s. 112.061, council members may be entitled to
  491  reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses by the state
  492  agency the member represents. If a member is not affiliated with
  493  a state agency, the member shall be reimbursed by the Department
  494  of Legal Affairs.
  495         (3) ORGANIZATION AND SUPPORT.—
  496         (a) The first meeting of the council shall be held by
  497  September 1, 2014. Thereafter, the council shall meet at least
  498  once each quarter every calendar year. Meetings may be held via
  499  teleconference or other electronic means.
  500         (b) A majority of the members of the council constitutes a
  501  quorum.
  502         (c) The Department of Legal Affairs shall provide the
  503  council with staff necessary to assist the council in the
  504  performance of its duties.
  505         (4) DUTIES.—The council shall:
  506         (a) Develop recommendations for comprehensive programs and
  507  services for victims of human trafficking to include
  508  recommendations for certification criteria for safe houses and
  509  safe foster homes.
  510         (b) Make recommendations for apprehending and prosecuting
  511  traffickers and enhancing coordination of responses.
  512         (c) Annually hold a statewide policy summit in conjunction
  513  with an institution of higher learning in this state.
  514         (d) Work with the Department of Children and Families to
  515  create and maintain an inventory of human trafficking programs
  516  and services in each county, including, but not limited to,
  517  awareness programs and victim assistance services, which can be
  518  used to determine how to maximize existing resources and address
  519  unmet needs and emerging trends.
  520         (e) Develop policy recommendations that advance the duties
  521  of the council and that further the efforts to combat human
  522  trafficking in the state.
  523         (5) REPORT.—By each October 31, the council shall submit a
  524  report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
  525  House of Representatives summarizing the accomplishments of the
  526  council during the preceding fiscal year and making
  527  recommendations regarding the development and coordination of
  528  state and local law enforcement and social services responses to
  529  combat human trafficking and support victims.
  530         Section 9. The Office of Program Policy Analysis and
  531  Government Accountability shall conduct a study on commercial
  532  sexual exploitation of children in Florida. The study shall
  533  assess the extent of commercial sexual exploitation of children,
  534  including, but not limited to, its prevalence in various regions
  535  of the state. The study shall also identify specialized services
  536  needed by sexually exploited children and any gaps in the
  537  availability of such services by region, including, but not
  538  limited to, residential services and specialized therapies. The
  539  study shall analyze the effectiveness of safe houses, safe
  540  foster homes, residential treatment centers and hospitals with
  541  specialized programs for sexually exploited children, and other
  542  residential options for serving sexually exploited children in
  543  addressing their safety, therapeutic, health, educational, and
  544  emotional needs, including, but not limited to, the nature and
  545  appropriateness of subsequent placements, extent of sexual
  546  exploitation postplacement, and educational attainment. The
  547  study shall also include the number of children involuntarily
  548  committed to treatment facilities who are victims of sexual
  549  exploitation and the outcomes of those children for the 3 years
  550  after completion of inpatient treatment. All state agencies and
  551  contractors receiving state funds of any kind shall comply with
  552  each request for data and information from the Office of Program
  553  Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. Beginning July 1,
  554  2015, and by this date each year, the Office of Program Policy
  555  Analysis and Government Accountability shall report its findings
  556  to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
  557  the House of Representatives.
  558         Section 10. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.