Central Ohio Rescue and Restore
Our mission is to end human trafficking through public awareness, service to trafficked
persons, advocacy, and resource and training support to law enforcement.
To Report a Tip or Get Help, Call 614-285-4357 (HELP)
If you are not in Ohio, please call the National Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?

Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of exploitation in commercial sex or forced labor.

Victims include young children, teenagers, men and women.  The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines "Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons" as:

Sex Trafficking:
 
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person forced to performed such an act is under the age of 18 years.

Labor Trafficking:  
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.

To learn more about human trafficking, please attend our Human Trafficking 101 Training, which is held quarterly on a Wednesday from 9am-12pm at the Salvation Army. You can register here: http://ahtht101.eventbrite.com/

GET INVOLVED NOW

Change requires action and there are thousands of women and children who are depending on you to make a difference in their lives.  Stand up and help those who do not have a voice or a choice.

There are many ways that you can get involved in the fight against human trafficking. All it takes is your compassion, motivation and dedication.  

Click HERE to learn how you can participate and get involved to help us fight human trafficking in Ohio.

ATTEND OUR ANNUAL JUNE CONFERENCE

Want to get involved but don't quite feel ready? Attend our annual Unlocking the Chains Conference and learn details about human trafficking directly from experts in the field and learn how you can use your specific skill-sets to help the victims in your community!

The next conference will be held on a Friday, June 2014 from 9am-4pm at the Hilltop Conference Center on 1980 W. Broad St. in Columbus, Ohio. This year's theme has not yet been decided.

You can register for this conference at: http://utc2013.eventbrite.com/

You may also fill out a paper registration by clicking HERE

 For more information, please contact Samantha Hudson at samantha.hudson@use.salvationarmy.org.

DONATE ON-LINE NOW

All donations go through the Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition manager, the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department, which manages the coalition and provides direct services to human trafficking victims. All donations will be used to support the Central Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition and to help human trafficking victims in Ohio get the treatment needed to help them recover and live normal healthy lives.

You can donate through PayPal by clicking the Donate button below. You may also donate by mailing a check payable to the Salvation Army to "The Salvation Army 966 E. Main St. Columbus OH 43205" and writing "Anti-Human Trafficking" in the purpose line.


ACCESSING HELP FOR VICTIMS IN OHIO

Human trafficking is a crime in plain view, therefore, how could you tell if someone is trafficked and may need help? Can you tell the difference?

There are many signs and symptoms that can help you determine if they are a victim of human trafficking.

Here are a list of RED FLAGS as defined by the U.S. Federal Government on Trafficking Victims for your awareness:
  • Evidence of being controlled (ex: rarely alone, seems to be under constant surveillance, isolated from family & friends)
  • Bruises and/or fear of speaking for themselves
  • Evidence of inability to move or leave a job
  • Persistent fear, depression, anxiety or submissive or stupor-like behavior
  • Signs of trauma. Untreated illnesses & infections
  • No passport or other identifying documentation
  • Excessive work hours. Not free to take time off
  • Unpaid for work completed or paid very little
  • Lives with co-workers and/or employer. No privacy
  • Works in the sex trade industry or works off the books in low paying jobs.

There are also a list of questions that you can ask a victim to assess if it is a trafficking situation. Download this information and more by clicking HERE (this download will be in a "pdf" format).

Remember, it is up to you to help make a difference in someone's life by getting involved. If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking in Ohio, please call the:

24 Hour Central Ohio Trafficking Hot-Line 614-285-4357 (285-HELP)

You may also contact Michelle, Trish. Christina, Samantha or Lauren M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM:

Michelle: 614-437-2149
Trish: 614-358-2614

Christina: 614-358-2629
Samantha: 740-369-4821 ext. 215
Lauren: 614-358-2630

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OHIO REPORTS

To access our reports and various resources, scroll through the list and click on it to open the file. Some files may be in "pdf" format.

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