State Representative Teresa Fedor of the 45th Ohio House District presents the 6th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium on January 15, 2015.
Each year in Ohio, more than 1,000 children are trafficked in the sex trade and over 3,000 youth are at risk of becoming victims. In March 2012, Governor Kasich established the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, which spearheads efforts to raise awareness of this issue, educate Ohioans on how to prevent the crime, and identify opportunities to assist victims of human trafficking. In June 2012, the passage of House Bill 262 raised penalties on human traffickers and put protections in place for human trafficking victims.
Speakers: Teresa Fedor, Ohio State Representative Fred Strahorn, Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives Joyce Beatty, United States Senator, Ohio Amy O'Grady, Office of the Attorney General Mike DeWine Stephanie Singer, Vice President- Global Data Center Facilities & Service Continuity Management, Reed Elsevier John Pepper Jr., Founding Counselor for the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) Brooke Hathaway, Anti-Trafficking Program Manager, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Denise Navarre Cubbon, Lucas County Juvenile Court Judge Governor John R. Kasich Elizabeth Ranade-Janis, Ohio Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Keynote Speaker: Paul M. Herbert: Franklin County Municipal Judge
Reach the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733).