Human trafficking is on the rise nationwide including here in Ohio. It's the modern equivalent of slavery with men, women and many children sold for sex or even labor. It's a multi-billion dollar industry and Ohio, with all the highways that criss-cross the state, has become a major hub for traffickers, say law enforcement. We'll talk to legal experts, advocates and a survivor of human trafficking to find out what's being done to help those who manage to escape as they try to reclaim their lives. Plus what others can do--inlcuding you--in terms of awareness and education to help those still trapped. Then, the organization overseeing the transformation of Cleveland's schools issues a progress report.
-Maureen Guirguis, Professor of Law, Co-Director of The Human Trafficking Law Clinic, Case Western Reserve University
-Renee Jones, Founder and Director, The Renee Jones Empowerment Center
-Barbara Freeman, Sex-Trafficking Survivor, Founder, "The Freeman Project"
-Holly Welsh, Assistant Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County
-Mark Urycki, State Impact Ohio Reporter, Ideastream