January 2023 Human Trafficking Update
After an operation conducted by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force, two men were arrested on accusations of attempting to purchase sex from a juvenile.
A Franklin County man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for human trafficking.
An investigative piece from USA Today explores illicit massage in the United States and how current laws affect victims and survivors.
A local attorney was sentenced for his arrest last August during a joint operation with the police and members of the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.
Five men in Northeast Ohio were charged as the result of an undercover sting operation.
tools & technical assistance
Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Demonstration Program
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center announced new funding available for local education agencies to develop Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education Programs.
Law Enforcement Guide on Indicators of Sex Trafficking in Online Escort Ads
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs released the Law Enforcement Guide on Indicators of Sex Trafficking in Online Escort Ads.
Resource Guide of Supportive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in Northeast Ohio
The Cleveland Collaborative to End Human Trafficking released A Resource Guide of Supportive Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in Northeast Ohio.
2021 National Human Trafficking Hotline Data Report for Ohio
The National Human Trafficking Hotline released the 2021 Data Report for Ohio.
Child Welfare Training Module
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center launched a new online training module to help state agencies and community providers strengthen the child welfare response to human trafficking.
Eyes Up Appalachia Human Trafficking Service Directories
Eyes Up Appalachia, in partnership with ReLink.org, has released the Appalachian Ohio Northern Counties Service Directory and the Appalachian Ohio Southern Counties Service Directory.
Toolkit for Building a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol
The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center released the Toolkit for Building a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol.
meetings & events
She Has a Name Anti-Human Trafficking Training
Part 1 & 2: Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., virtual
Part 3: Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., COhatch Lane Ave, 1733 W. Lane Ave, Columbus OH 43221
She Has a Name is hosting a three-part human trafficking training.
Thriving Youth Summit: Survivors and Systems Coming Together to End Youth Trafficking
Feb. 17 – Feb. 18, Linsalata Alumni Center 11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
The Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking is hosting a 2-day summit on Thriving Youth Summit: Survivors and Systems Coming Together to End Youth Trafficking.
Applications in Resilience
Feb. 28, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., virtual
Advocating Opportunity will host an 8-part series of trainings on Applications in Resilience.
Freedom Network National Conference
April 17 - 18, Washington D.C.
Registration is open for the Freedom Network National Conference.
The 2023 Romero Human Rights Award Ceremony and Symposium
March 24, 2:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Keller Hall, 300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469
Registration is open for the 2023 Romero Human Rights Award ceremony and symposium.