Human Trafficking Initiative

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Info on trafficking, myths & the initiative’s work

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Human Trafficking Initiative

Human Trafficking Initiative

Human trafficking is the illegal use of vulnerable people to make a profit. In other words, it is a scourge on society that is happening right now in Ohio’s cities, suburbs, rural areas — essentially everywhere. In fact, Ohio ranks among the top 10 worst states in the nation for human trafficking.

Since taking office in January 2019, Attorney General Dave Yost has made the fight against human trafficking a top priority. He created the Human Trafficking Initiative with the goal of ending labor and sex trafficking in Ohio. The initiative works to build awareness, empower Ohioans to take action in their communities, strengthen victim services throughout the state and ensure that traffickers and “johns” are brought to justice.

But the Attorney General’s Office cannot fight this problem alone. To stop those preying on Ohio’s vulnerable populations, we urge Ohioans to report any information they have about human trafficking or any suspicious activity they come across.

To contact the Human Trafficking Initiative or request a speaker, email HTI@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.