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August 2022 Human Trafficking Update

news

Governor Mike DeWine announced $3.1 million in funding to 12 law enforcement agencies in the Mahoning Valley counties through the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program, including funds for the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force. 

A statewide human trafficking operation resulted in the arrest of 35 individuals seeking to buy sex and 21 individuals seeking to buy sex from minors. 

Three Toledo men were charged with trafficking two females, including one minor, in northeast Columbus. 

A Cincinnati man was sentenced to eight years in prison for arranging to meet an underage girl for commercial sexual activity. 


tools & technical assistance

The Credit Repair Process for Survivors: What We Know So Far
Polaris published a blog post on The Credit Repair Process for Survivors: What We Know So Far.

Criminalizing Victims: Trafficking Survivors With Criminal Records Deserve Relief
Polaris published a blog post on Criminalizing Victims: Trafficking Survivors With Criminal Records Deserve Relief.

Addressing Online Harassment and Abuse in Technology-Facilitated Human Trafficking Information Memorandum and Infographic
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Trafficking in Persons released the information memorandum and infographic on "Addressing Online Harassment and Abuse in Technology-Facilitated Human Trafficking."


meetings & events

Fundamentals of Human Trafficking
Sept. 7, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., virtual 
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will host a webinar on the Fundamentals of Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking 101
Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., virtual 
The Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking will host a Human Trafficking 101 webinar.

International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference
Sept. 21-23, virtual 
The University of Toledo will host the 19th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference

An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory and Practice 
Oct. 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., virtual 
Freedom Network USA will host a webinar entitled An Introduction to Human Trafficking: Theory and Practice