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Human Trafficking Summit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost hosts his annual Human Trafficking Summit to provide education and resources for combating and ending human trafficking. The summit brings together survivors, social workers and victim advocates, police officers, lawyers, prosecutors, judges and other community stakeholders to learn how different areas of the state are succeeding in the fight against trafficking. The summit serves to inspire and motivate participants to actively help fill regional gaps in services.

The next summit

Summit 2021 is set for 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 14 and will be held as a virtual event due to COVID-19 concerns. The agenda includes a welcome message from AG Yost, a presentation from the Renee Jones Empowerment Center and 15 workshop options with valuable information and resources. Those options include:

  • The Illicit Massage Industry: A Quick Look at the Chinese Supply Chain
  • First Responses to Human Trafficking
  • When Parents Are Pimps
  • Considering a Dedicated Docket for Juvenile Human Trafficking? The Triumphant and Turbulent Tale of One Ohio Court’s Response
  • Lessons from Statewide Partnerships To Improve Outcomes for Children and Youth Victim Services

Registration and more information are available on this page

The last summit

Seven hundred people registered for the Ohio Attorney General’s inaugural Human Trafficking Summit on Jan. 9, 2020, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Speakers included Dr. Elaine Richardson, a survivor and Ohio State professor; state Sen. Teresa Fedor; and Attorney General Dave Yost. Workshops focused on labor trafficking, specialty court dockets, the story of how a nonprofit established safehouses and the importance of multidisciplinary teams in helping victims.