Seventeen men in Northeast Ohio were arrested and charged as the result of a human trafficking investigation.
Congress introduced a bill to expunge criminal records of trafficking victims.
The S.T.A.R.S. Foundation, based out of Toledo, will expand services to assist youth who are at high-risk for sex trafficking.
A man living in Ohio was detained by a federal judge for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation in the 1990s.
tools & technical assistance
Responding to Human Trafficking among Children and Youth in Foster Care and
Missing from Foster Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families released an information memorandum on Responding to Human Trafficking among Children and Youth in Foster Care and Missing from Foster Care.
Working with Foreign National Minors Who Have Experienced Trafficking
The Office on Trafficking in Persons and The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center released a new online training module on Working with Foreign National Minors Who Have Experienced Trafficking.
meetings & events
Survivor Series: Fundamentals of Sex Trafficking
Jan. 4, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., virtual
The Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking's Survivor Advisory Council will host a training titled Survivor Series: Fundamentals of Sex Trafficking.
Southwest Ohio Human Trafficking Conference
Jan. 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45405
Oasis House of Dayton will host the 2023 Southwest Ohio Human Trafficking Conference.
Human Trafficking Awareness Forum
Jan 14., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Regovich Catering, 33150 Lakeland Blvd., Eastlake, OH 44095
The Eastlake Women's Club and the Lake County Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will host a Human Trafficking Awareness Forum.
Continued Presence for Law Enforcement
Jan. 18, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., virtual
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Countering Human Trafficking will host a series of webinars on Continued Presence for Law Enforcement.
Healing and Hope for Familial Trafficking Survivors
Jan. 19, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., virtual
Relink.org, in partnership with Eyes Up Appalachia, will host a webinar on Healing and Hope for Familial Trafficking Survivors.
Applications in Resilience
Jan. 24, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., virtual
Advocating Opportunity will host an 8-part series of trainings on Applications in Resilience.
It Happens Here: An Honest Look at Human Trafficking
Jan. 26, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., The John McIntire Library, Auditorium, Meeting Rooms A & B, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville, OH 43701
The Mideast Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition will host a training on recognizing and preventing human trafficking.
Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Summit
Jan. 26, virtual and in-person, The Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Registration is now open for the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Summit.
Freedom Network National Conference
April 17 - 18, Washington D.C.
Registration is open for the Freedom Network National Conference.