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Trafficking cases reported to hotline from Ohio on the rise

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Published: January 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Among other highlights:

— From July 2013 to September 2016, Ohio children’s advocacy centers identified 251 children and young adults as trafficking victims and referred them for services.

— Research from a three-year, $440,070 federal grant awarded to Ohio in 2014 has identified or helped 114 foreign national victims of sex and labor trafficking in Ohio to date, with victims from several countries.

— New screening tools for inmates entering Ohio prisons identified 213 potential trafficking victims in the adult prison system in 2015 and 2016 and 22 sex and labor trafficking victims in the youth system.

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