Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition Committees

CENTRAL OHIO RESCUE & RESTORE COALITION COMMITTEE 

Meets the 1st Wednesday of Each Month, 1-3PM
The Salvation Army, 966 East Main Street

The Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition Committee (CORRC) is the primary committee which oversees and governs the mission of the organization. In addition to the main CORRC committee, there are four committees with specific initiatives, goals and objectives of the CORRC mission.  Each committee has committee chairs that you may contact if you have questions or would like to get involved.  The sub-committees include the following:

Legislation & Advocacy
Law Enforcement
Social Services
Public Awareness
Demand Reduction

You are always welcome to participate in any committee to help us fight human trafficking within our community.  For more information about CORRC or to get involved, contact us at info@centralohiorescueandrestore.org.

LEGISLATION & ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 13 at 6:00pm at Roosevelt Coffeehouse, 300 E. Long St.

This committee tracks state and national human trafficking laws and identifies areas for improvement. Committee members were instrumental in helping Ohio make human trafficking a stand-alone felony in 2010 through efforts including letter gathering, public speaking, and the organization of Ohio's first ever Human Trafficking Advocacy Day.

This committee is currently chaired by Jenni Keith and Tabitha Woodruff.  To become involved in the committee or for more information on meeting times and current projects, contact committee chairs Jenni Keith at jennifer.n.keith@gmail.com or Tabitha Woodruff at tabitha.woodruff.jd@gmail.com.

SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE

Next meeting is Wednesday, January 28 at 1:00pm at the Salvation Army, 966 E. Main St.

This committee is tasked with coordinating services to trafficking persons in Central Ohio through linkage and referral and use of the exclusive CORRC 24 hour Service Matrix. The matrix serves as an internal tool for the Coalition to offer various supports to people who have been trafficked, including: Housing, Clothing, Legal and Employment Assistance, Medical Care and Interpretation Services.

Victims of trafficking or those who become aware of a trafficking situation can get help by calling this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This committee operates a 24/7 human trafficking reporting hotline for Central Ohio.

Call 614-285-4357 (HELP) if you suspect exploitation or encounter a human trafficking victim. This committee is chaired by Michelle Hannan and Ruth Downing.

For more information or to become involved with this committee, contact committee chair
Ruth at Ruth@ForensicHealthcare.com.

DEMAND REDUCTION COMMITTEE

Next meeting is Wednesday, January 21 at 6:00pm at Stauf's Coffee, 627 S. 3rd St.

This committee works on the preventative side of human trafficking by examining efforts to reduce the public desire for the sale of persons, both in the labor and sex industry.

The Demand Reduction Committee exists recognizing the prevalence and brutality of the human trafficking industry. In response, we work to decrease the demand through community education, specialized interventions and strategic partnerships.

To become involved or for more information, please contact committee chair David Schermerhorn at David.Schermerhorn@gmail.com. For general questions about demand reduction, you can also email DRCColumbus@gmail.com.


PUBLIC AWARENESS COMMITTEE


Next meeting is Thursday, January 15 at 6:30pm at Panera Bread, 300 W. Lane Ave.


The Public Awareness committee is tasked with increasing the awareness and education of our community about human trafficking. Through trainings, presentations and events, we work to increase the community's ability to identify and respond to human trafficking.

The Public Awareness committee, along with CORRC, provides speakers for events, conferences, school groups, civic organizations and other venues. Additionally, CORRC sponsors annual conferences, trainings and other events throughout the year.

This committee is currently chaired by Toshia Kimbler. To become involved in the committee or for more information on meeting times and current projects, contact committee chair Toshia at Toshia.kimbler@gmail.com.


LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE
For Law Personnel Only

This committee establishes and maintains relationships between the CORRC and local and federal law enforcement personnel.

This committee also links social service providers with law enforcement to identify trafficking cases and support the investigation and prosecution of traffickers. This committee is currently chaired by Brent Currence.

For more information and to get involved with this committee please contact Brent Currence at brent.currence@ohioattorneygeneral.gov.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have specific questions or inquiries about Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition that may not be related to a committee, please feel free to contact us anytime via e-mail at: info@centralohiorescueandrestore.org.

We will contact you back in a timely manner.  Thank you for your interest!
  


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