Continuing Ohio’s aggressive agenda to end human trafficking, the state will launch a new public awareness campaign to combat human trafficking by educating the public on how to recognize and report the crime, as well as help victims gain access to services and treatment.
The human trafficking awareness campaign will focus on three key areas:
- Educating the public on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking;
- Promoting the appropriate method for reporting human trafficking situations;
- Directing victims of human trafficking to available services and treatment, and helping them regain control of their lives.
In March 2012, Governor John Kasich signed an executive order creating the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force. Human trafficking, which is the illegal trade of human beings for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor, is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises worldwide. Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims of human trafficking and 3,016 more are at-risk for exploitation.
Learn more at the WKBN First News article: Ohio will launch human trafficking awareness campaign.