The 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day was held on January 11, 2013 at the Ohio Statehouse. This event was sponsored by the Office of Representative Teresa Fedor, 45th District and Co-Sponsored by NASW. Six survival victims of Human Trafficking shared their stories and a Special Agent and a Detective from the FBI were part of this important panel.
Information from Representative Teresa Fedor
Join the Movement Against Human Trafficking in Your Area
1.- Contact your State Legislators and ask them to support human trafficking legislation.There is still much legislative work to do to stop traffickers and help trafficking victims.
a. Ask legislators to allocate funds for education on human trafficking and for services to victims of domestic minor sec trafficking.
b.- Tell them that additional Ohio human trafficking legislation is necessary.
2.- Obama on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Read more: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2012/12/20121231140555.html#ixzz2HoS5OENX
3.- Encourage municipalities to create and enforce John Schools” in each Ohio county on a (regular) monthly basis and use funds from the school (which participants must pay for) to help fund victims services.
a. For details on how to do this: Contact National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) operated by POLARIS PRJECT and funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and other supporters at 1-888-373-7888.
4. Get informed about how to identify a Human Trafficking victim:
a. Visit: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org or
5. Attorney General DeWine Releases 2012 Human Trafficking Annual Report on Eve of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Media/News-Releases/January-2013/Attorney-General-DeWine-Releases-2012-Human-Traffi