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November 2022 Human Trafficking Update

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Advocacy groups in Ohio met with state lawmakers to advocate for passage of two human trafficking related bills. 

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking promotes shopping local this holiday season to combat labor trafficking. 

Three men were arrested during a human trafficking sting operation in Columbiana County. 

The Ohio Department of Youth Services held a training on how to recognize and help victims of human trafficking. 

A joint investigation between Ohio and West Virginia authorities and law enforcement led to several massage parlors being raided and victims of trafficking being recovered. 

The Southeastern Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a sting operation and arrested six individuals on promoting prostitution charges. 

End Slavery Cincinnati posted job openings for an anti-human trafficking case manager, an anti-human trafficking clinical specialist, and a regional coalition specialist. 


tools & technical assistance

Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities Report 
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the Human Trafficking Data Collection Report for 2021 and 2022.


meetings & events

Applications in Resilience 
Dec. 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., virtual 
Advocating Opportunity will host an 8-part series of trainings on Applications in Resilience

Fundamentals of Human Trafficking 
Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., virtual 
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will host a training on the Fundamentals of Human Trafficking.  

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking
Dec. 12 - 15, Columbus, OH, location tbd
The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training on the Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking

Navigating the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Resources: A Compass to OVC's Funding and Training Opportunities
Dec. 14, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., virtual 
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime will host a webinar on Navigating OVC's Resources: A Compass to OVC's Funding and Training Opportunities

Understanding the Needs of a Familial Trafficking Survivor and How to Serve Them
Dec. 15, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., virtual
Relink.org, in partnership with Eyes Up Appalachia, will host a webinar on Understanding the Needs of a Familial Trafficking Survivor and How to Serve Them.

Sanctuary Night 5K
Dec. 17, 9 a.m., Lower.com Field, 96 Columbus Crew Way, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Sanctuary Night will host a 5K fundraiser

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

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 titled It Happens Here: An Honest Look at 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.