Human Trafficking Resources
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You can also call:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
- Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit their on-line hotline at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/
- National Teen Dating Violence Hotline 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453
- Vets or Military – COD Safe Helpline 877-995-5247
- Report an Ohio prison rape – 614-995-3584
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world. Annually, the money illegally acquired through human trafficking is estimated to be more than $35 billion, which equals the profits earned by Starbucks, Google and Nike combined.
Victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of "labor or services," such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will.
This illegal multimillion dollar industry has largely been hidden in the shadows, but human trafficking cases have been reported in all 50 states. Ohio has ranked as high as fifth among all states in total reported human trafficking cases with Toledo being identified as the fourth highest ranking city in the nation for recruiting victims into the illegal trade.
Everyone has a role in ending human trafficking. To report a tip, connect with anti-trafficking services in your area or for information about anti-trafficking resources, call the national hotline number at 1-888-373-7888. It’s toll free, confidential and available 24 hours a day.
To learn the warning signs of human trafficking visit http://www.centralohiorescueandrestore.org/ or The Polaris Project: http://www.polarisproject.org/.
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If you are a State of Ohio employee, the video is also available for credit on My Ohio ELM. To enroll in the training, log into My Ohio and go to Career Resources, All ELM Learning. Search the ELM category by typing in “Human Trafficking” and register for the class entitled, "Human Trafficking Awareness (DAS-CT-101)."
Ohio School Nurses' Human Trafficking Protocol
Ohio Department of Health Employee Training Handouts
Ohio Department of Health Human Trafficking Training - Resources Handout
Ohio Department of Health Human Trafficking Training - Glossary of Definitions
Ohio Department of Health Human Trafficking Training – An Action Step Guide: Ten things You Need to Know to Help Stop Human Trafficking
Ohio Department of Health Human Trafficking Training – Ohio Attorney General’s Palm Card
Governor John R. Kasich Task Force Recommendations
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Human Trafficking Commission
Ohio Department of Education Webinars for Teachers, Parents and Students
US, Department Homeland Security On-line Awareness Training
American Public Health Association
Central Ohio Rescue and Restore
US Department of Homeland Security
Polaris Project On-line Training Modules
US Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations E-guide
Last Reviewed 7/9/13