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Human Trafficking Resources

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.

U.S. Human Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to force people to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will.  Victims of human trafficking include children and 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 multi-million dollar industry has largely been hidden in the shadows, but human trafficking cases have been reported in all 50 states. According to the Polaris Project, Ohio ranks among the top ten states for number of calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  

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 Central Ohio Reach and Restore or The Polaris Project.

Click Here to Watch the Video by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force


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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 David Yost's Palm Card


State and National Human Trafficking Resources: More information can be found on their websites.