Human Trafficking http://wyso.org en US Senator Portman To Lead Trafficking Forum In Dayton http://wyso.org/post/us-senator-portman-lead-trafficking-forum-dayton <p>It’s estimated that more than 1,000 in Ohio are victims of sex-trafficking each year.&nbsp; 300,000 children nationwide are considered to be at high risk. Those numbers are galvanizing politicians, police agencies and other organizations to raise awareness about the war on human trafficking.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:19:09 +0000 Jerry Kenney 45895 at http://wyso.org State Agencies Join with Child Advocacy Network http://wyso.org/post/state-agencies-join-child-advocacy-network <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); ">On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the creation of a network of first responders that will assist</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); ">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(26, 26, 26); ">victims of human trafficking. to do that, the state will work with the Ohio Network of Children&rsquo;s Advocacy Centers.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:58:16 +0000 Jerry Kenney 40722 at http://wyso.org State Agencies Join with Child Advocacy Network Ohio Reports 30 Human Trafficking Cases http://wyso.org/post/ohio-reports-30-human-trafficking-cases <p>The Ohio Attorney General's Office says local law enforcement agencies reported 30 human-trafficking cases in the state in the past year.</p><p>The numbers were released Thursday as part of a new Ohio law requiring local agencies to collect data on human trafficking cases and report it to Attorney General Mike DeWine's office.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 35412 at http://wyso.org Ohio House Approves Human Trafficking Legislation http://wyso.org/post/ohio-house-approves-human-trafficking-legislation <p>Ohio lawmakers have approved a measure that increases penalties for human trafficking offenders and adds protections for victims.</p><p>The Ohio House unanimously endorsed the legislation Wednesday.</p><p>The bill says minors or developmentally disabled people should be considered victims of human trafficking if they're recruited or held captive to engage in sexual activities.</p><p>House Speaker William Batchelder says the legislation gives authorities the tools they need to crack down on traffickers.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Associated Press 35354 at http://wyso.org Ohio Plans Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign http://wyso.org/post/ohio-plans-human-trafficking-awareness-campaign <p>The state of Ohio is spending nearly $50,000 to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking.</p><p>Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday that the state is working with a Hudson public relations firm to develop a "multi-pronged outreach and education campaign" that is expected to be introduced before the end of the year.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 35055 at http://wyso.org