April 2023 Human Trafficking Update
An anti-trafficking advocate in Geauga County spoke to county leaders about the nature and prevalence of human trafficking in their region.
Freedom a la Cart, a social enterprise that employs survivors of human trafficking, hosted its third annual EmpowHER event, featuring guest speaker Cyntoia Brown.
Three individuals from Scioto County were arrested on human trafficking charges.
A Columbus man is accused of engaging in sex trafficking, resulting from an investigation by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.
Advocating Opportunity, a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance and advocacy to survivors of human trafficking, is hiring a staff attorney.
tools & technical assistance
Trafficking Matters: A Douglass Fellowship Podcast
The Human Trafficking Institute hosts a podcast with episodes featuring anti-trafficking leaders and advocates.
Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking
The Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Project aims to increase access to quality educational and employment opportunities for survivors of human trafficking. Technical assistance is available to victim service providers and workforce development programs. To request technical assistance in supporting economic empowerment for survivors, contact email@example.com.
Funding Opportunity: Domestic Victims of Human Trafficking Services and Outreach Program
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) will fund organizations to build, expand, and sustain organizational and local capacity to deliver services to domestic victims of human trafficking. View the funding opportunity here.
Funding Opportunity: Victims of Human Trafficking in Native Communities Demonstration Program
The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) will fund organizations to build, expand, and sustain organizational and community capacity to deliver services to Native American adults and minors who have experienced human trafficking. View the funding opportunity here.
meetings & events
Becoming a Policy Advocate 101
April 27, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., virtual
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is hosting a webinar for human trafficking survivors and their allies on the key components of anti-trafficking advocacy work.
2023 Greater Cincinnati Anti-Human Trafficking Conference
May 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., virtual
End Slavery Cincinnati is hosting its annual Greater Cincinnati Anti-Human Trafficking Conference.
Serving Human Trafficking Survivors with Disabilities in Housing
May 18, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., virtual
Freedom Network USA Housing Training and Technical Assistance Project will host a webinar on how to support survivors of human trafficking with disabilities in housing services. Registration will open soon.
Freedom A La Cart Mentor Training
May 20, 9 a.m. - noon @ 123 E Spring St. Columbus, OH 43215
Freedom A La Cart is partnering with CATCH Court to host a training for those interested in becoming personal mentors to human trafficking survivors.