Human Trafficking Prevention

Human_Trafficking_Logo.jpgJanuary is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of human beings for the purpose of exploitation for commercial gain, and is happening here in Ohio.

A preliminary report on the scope of the problem in Ohio cited nine out of 10 children who run away from home end up in the child sex trafficking business. The most common age in Ohio for youths to become child sex trafficking victims is 13 years old.

To raise statewide awareness, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force have created messaging and visuals available for public use. Please visit the links below for additional information, fact sheets and posters on human trafficking.

Human Sex Trafficking 

Although human trafficking is widespread, many victims go unnoticed. Learn how to recognize signs of those who may be victims of human sex trafficking and how to report human sex trafficking.

Human Labor Trafficking

Forced labor is modern day slavery. Learn how to recognize the signs of those who may be victims of human labor trafficking and how to report human labor trafficking.


Ohio's Safety and Violence Prevention Training for school personnel has been updated to include human trafficking. Click Here.

Last Modified: 9/24/2014 2:45:59 PM