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This is a guide to materials relating to human trafficking that are available through the Moritz Law Library and the OSU Libraries, in support of the OSU Human Trafficking Awareness Week activities, January 20-25, 2014.
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Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force

Governor Kasich is Committed to Stop Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises worldwide. Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims and 3,016 more are at-risk. Governor Kasich is committed to addressing this problem.

In 2012, Governor Kasich formed The Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force to marshal the state’s resources to provide wraparound services for victims and punish the perpetrators of this horrible crime. We are making progress, but the work left to be done is great. Please explore this website and sign up for our mailing list to learn how to get involved.


OSU Human Trafficking Awareness Week schedule

OSU Human Trafficking Awareness Week

January 20, 2014

All Day — Online Kick-Off

Description: The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law will publish several articles on its online blog about human trafficking. The Justice  for Children Project blog will  also feature articles on human trafficking written by prominent state actors involved in the issue. Additionally, Doug Berman will discuss recently enacted laws regarding the sentencing of traffickers on his blog. Please join us in the media event by posting on Facebook or tweeting articles or statistics about human trafficking using the hashtag #osuaware.


January 21, 2014


12:00 P.M. — Panel  Discussion  “Modern Day Slavery  in Ohio” featuring Melinda Sykes Haggerty  (Ohio  Attorney  General’s Office),  Liz Ranade-Janis   (Governor’s Initiative/Department of Public Safety), Michelle Hannan (Central Ohio  Rescue and Restore),  Megan Mattimoe  (Advocating Opportunity), and Ken Lawson (Columbus Police Department)

 Sponsor: Womens Legal Society

 Location: Saxbe Auditorium

 Description: Panelists will discuss the current state of the human trafficking problem in Ohio and what is being done to stop it by both federal and state law enforcement, as well as nonprofit agencies.


January 22, 2014


12:00 P.M. — “Prostitution: When Victims Become Criminals”

 Sponsor: Criminal Law Society

 Location: Drinko Hall 246

Description:  Franklin County Municipal  Court Judge  Paul  Herbert will discuss the changing perspective on the "world's  oldest profession" and how he is using rehabilitative justice to rebuild the lives of human trafficking victims. Judge  Herbert oversees  a speciality docket and diversion program called CATCH Court and will explain to students how this alternative approach to handling prostitution charges is more effective in eliminating the crime than more traditional legal practices.


5:30 P.M. — Volunteer Fair and Reception

 Sponsor: Student Bar Association/Justice for Children Project/Gracehaven

 Location: Gateway Film Center

 Description: The networking reception/volunteer fair will allow different service providers, agencies, nonprofits, and government entities that work  on this issue to highlight their efforts, inform students about how to get involved, and provide concrete paths to participation and action. RSVP here:


7:00 P.M. — Movie Screening of Very Young Girls

 Description: The screening will feature the documentary “Very Young Girls,” an expose of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film  follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using verite and intimate interviews with  them, documenting their struggles  and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women."


 The movie screening will  be preceded by brief remarks from Representative  Teresa Fedor regarding Ohio's anti-trafficking efforts and followed by a 30-minute Q&A session led by the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition and Gracehaven.


January 24, 2014


9:00 A.M. — Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Speakers Bureau Training

 Sponsor: Central Ohio Rescue and Restore

 Description: The purpose of the CORRC  Speakers Bureau is to increase the Central Ohio  community’s  capacity to  identify  and respond to  human trafficking. Human Trafficking Workshop Facilitators are trained to deliver presentations to audiences such as civic groups, faith groups, law enforcement, high schools, businesses, social services and medical providers. CORRC invites Moritz students and faculty to become trained presenters in order to assist in this effort. RSVP here:


January 25, 2014


8:00 P.M. — Barrister’s Charity Ball

 Sponsor: Student Bar Association

 Description: A portion of proceeds from this year’s Barrister’s Ball will be donated to the Central Ohio  Rescue and Restore Coalition to  support efforts to  stop human trafficking in  our  community. Tickets will  be  sold at  lunch  Monday,  January  13- Thursday, January 16. There are two ticket options: (1) $30 for a ticket that includes entry and three beverages, and (2) $20 for a ticket that only includes entry.

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