Human Trafficking Initiative

Report human trafficking

Report human trafficking

Warning signs
and who to call

Did you

Did you know?

Info on trafficking, myths & recent news stories

HTI Team
& Commission

HTI Team & Commission

Details on how the AG’s team fights trafficking

training videos

Health-care training videos

How hospital workers
can identify HT victims

Awareness publications

Awareness publications

Available to print
or by request

Victim services directory

Human Trafficking Victim Services Directory

New resource to connect HT victims with Ohio-specific resources

Human Trafficking Initiative

Human Trafficking Initiative

Human trafficking is the illegal use of vulnerable people to make a profit. In other words, it is a scourge on society that is happening right now in Ohio’s cities, suburbs, rural areas — essentially everywhere. In fact, Ohio ranks among the top 10 states for number of calls made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

Since taking office in January 2019, Attorney General Dave Yost has made the fight against human trafficking a top priority. He created the Human Trafficking Initiative with the goal of ending labor and sex trafficking in Ohio. The initiative works to build awareness, empower Ohioans to take action in their communities, strengthen victim services throughout the state and ensure that traffickers and “johns” are brought to justice.

But the Attorney General’s Office cannot fight this problem alone. To stop those preying on Ohio’s vulnerable populations, we urge Ohioans to report any information they have about human trafficking or any suspicious activity they come across.

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To contact the Human Trafficking Initiative or request a speaker, email