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Human Trafficking Summit

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost hosts his annual Human Trafficking Summit to provide education and resources for combating and ending human trafficking. The summit brings together survivors, social workers and victim advocates, police officers, lawyers, prosecutors, judges and other community stakeholders to learn how different areas of the state are succeeding in the fight against trafficking. The summit serves to inspire and motivate participants to help fill regional gaps in services.

Save the DateDeadline to submit workshop proposals is March 31

Attorney General Yost’s Human Trafficking Initiative team is currently accepting workshop proposals for the 2024 Human Trafficking Summit, set to take place Aug. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

This year, the daylong summit will focus on the vital role that a continuum of care – an integrated system of services and resources – plays in helping survivors achieve long-term healing on the “highway to hope.”

  • How do survivors put the pieces of their life back together?
  • What does a day in the life of a survivor look like during the healing journey?
  • How do we, as a community, assist survivors in their recovery efforts?

Law enforcement officers, health-care professionals, criminal-justice experts, survivors, advocates, and others are invited to submit proposals for 90-minute breakout sessions that showcase innovative strategies, successful case studies and effective tools in the fight against human trafficking and restorative community reintegration.

The summit aims to foster an exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices that attendees can employ in their professional roles and in their communities.

All proposals must be complete and submitted according to the guidelines outlined on the proposal form on or before March 31, 2024. Submissions should be sent as a PDF to (Please do not submit scans of printed pages.) All proposals will be evaluated for inclusion by the HTI team; a submission does not guarantee a place on the program. All workshop time slots are 90 minutes.

A workshop proposal form can be found HERE.

COMING MAY 1: Conference registration opens