The following link will take you to a page of posters,
billboards and fact sheets that I strongly encourage
you to print and prominently display: http://humantrafficking.ohio.gov/Campaign.aspx.
All are designed to raise awareness of this issue,
and to help more Ohioans know what to do if they suspect
Please see the press release below (end of email)
for talking points to incorporate into your communications.
Here are some additional points:
is launching a statewide public awareness campaign
to raise general awareness that this insidious crime
happens right here, not just in other countries.
the last year, after carrying out a bid process, the
Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force partnered with the
Impact Group of Hudson, Ohio to develop focus-group
tested ads, billboards and posters.
materials are available on the Governor's webpage,
they are open-source materials widely available to
the public and we encourage you-community groups,
faith based groups, private sector folks- who want
to join in the fight to look at the material there
and post them in every corner of the state so we can
start to identify people who need our help.
than 60 of our state agencies, boards and commissions
are partnering to get the messaging out and will be
extensively using the material in January and throughout
the year on social media, in community-facing offices
such as our health clinics, in our season farm worker
camps, and in our correctional facilities.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATISTICS:
than 1,000 Ohio children are estimated to be trafficked
every year in the sex trade, over 3,000 Ohio youth
are at risk of becoming victims.
age of victims is 13 years old.
is the fourth largest recruitment site for minor sex
trafficking in the country.
is ranked 42nd for children's vulnerability to homelessness,
which in turn contributes to a higher vulnerability
to child sex trafficking.
children are the most vulnerable for sex slavery,
being approached by a trafficker or recruiter within
48 hours to a little over a week after running away.
Ohio Attorney General released a report last week
with the following local law enforcement statistics
(which do not include federal cases)- in 2013, there
were 30 human trafficking investigations, 16 arrests,
7 prosecutions, 9 successful convictions.
TOOLKIT FOR SERVING VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING/ADDITIONAL
Use this link to access resources about human trafficking,
Ohio's anti-trafficking laws, local coalitions doing
direct outreach, and education materials targeted to
teachers, service providers, and medical professionals
among others - http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/ht/index.html
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT:
Attached to this email is a facebook cover photo that
your agency can use to highlight the campaign. Be sure
to "like" the Ohio Human Trafficking Task
Force on Facebook and follow on Twitter @OhioAntiHTrfk
Some examples of tweets your agency could use or build
on during the month of January:
an awareness event with your employees or colleagues
in the month of January or in 2014.
out the US Department of State's comprehensive list
of ways to engage the general public, parents, students,
teachers, law enforcement, mental providers, etc-
the educational materials to learn and share the facts
about human trafficking in Ohio.
the materials in creative ways. For example, include
the billboard image in your email signature for the
month. One cost-effective, creative and easy way to
reach a lot of people is to use the poster art to
make window clings for state vehicles.