It provided the groundwork for the state of Florida to actually look around and realize that we had more trafficking than we had ever imagined," said CAHR Executive Director Terry Coonan.
Today, six years after CAHR published the Florida Strategic Plan on Human Trafficking, the state's response to human trafficking is more focused.
One of the key reasons that an entity such as CAHR
is so important is that it is working from within the county government institution.
Over the past months, CAHR membership grew to include 69 chambers of commerce from 27 states, representing about 121,000 business members.
CAHR was among the many voices that helped maintain the political pressure against the government-run plan.
With the sponsorship of The Florida Bar Foundation, CAHR has also begun work on the creation of a strategic plan for the state of Florida to enhance governmental and nongovernmental efforts to eradicate trafficking and to better care for trafficking victims.
CAHR represents trafficked individuals throughout the process of post-trafficking immigration relief.
It also adds dimension to the income base of the company," said Hal Martin, CEO of CAHR, Inc.
Further, CAHR operates in an industry sector where securities values are volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond CAHR's control, such as announcements by competitors and service providers.