Ohio

Local Organizations and Referrals
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In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio

http://catholiccharitiesswo.org/

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
www.clevelandrapecrisis.org

Catholic Charities of Cleveland
www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org

Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
General Inquiries and Volunteer Opportunities Phone: 440-356-2254
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www.clevelandcatholiccharities.org

Crime Victim Services
Lima, OH
Main Office Phone: (419) 222-8666
Fax: (419) 227-7478
24 Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-877-867-7273
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www.CrimeVictimServices.org 

Salvation Army of Central Ohio
Columbus, OH
Main Office Phone: 614-358-2614
24 Hour Hotline: 614-285-4357
Volunteer Opportunities: 415-310-0456
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http://www.centralohiorescueandrestore.org

Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS)
http://www.cris-ohio.com/

Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition
http://www.centralohiorescueandrestore.org/

Gracehaven, Inc.
Dublin, OH
Main Office Phone: 614-886-7011
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www.gracehaven.me

TraffickFree
Columbus, OH
Main Office Phone: 740-405-1308
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www.traffickfree.com

Asian American Community Services
www.aacsohio.org

Catholic Social Services
http://www.colscss.org/

Legal Aid Society Columbus
http://www.columbuslegalaid.org/

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio
www.ohiohealth.com

ASHA Ray of Hope
www.asharayofhope.org

Second Chance Toledo
www.secondchancetoledo.org

Northern Tier Anti-Human Trafficking Consortium (NTAC) International Services Center, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio
Main: 216-781-4560 ext. 1009
Hotline: 1-800-837-5345
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Human Trafficking Collaborative of Lorain County
Lorain, OH
Main: 440-714-1380
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End Slavery Cincinnati (ESC)
http://www.endslaverycincinnati.org 

Salvation Army of Southwest Ohio & Northeast Kentucky
Cincinnati, OH
Main: 513-762-5658
24 Hour Hotline: 513-800-1863
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http://www.salvationarmycincinnati.org 

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Ohio - Current Criminal Statutes
2901.01 Kidnapping
2905.02(A)(3) Abduction for the purpose of involuntary servitude
2905.31 Definitions
2905.32 Trafficking in persons
2905.33 Unlawful conduct with respect to documents

2929.01 Definitions
2941.1422 Human trafficking specification
2929.14 Definite prison terms
2923.32 Engaging in pattern of corrupt activity
2981.02 Asset Forfeiture
109.745 Training for Law Enforcement
109.73 Training in peace office training schools
5502.63 Posting of NHTRC Hotline
2151.358 Expungment of Record for children
2152.021 Safe Harbor Provisions
5101.87 Human Trafficking Fund
109.746 Attorney General prepare awareness raising campaign
2307.51 Civil Remedy

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC Call Statistics

To view call statistics for Ohio, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Ohio Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report

2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Report on the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio

Human Trafficking in the Heartland: Variation in Law Enforcement Awareness and Response

Human Trafficking in Ohio: Markets, Responses and Considerations

Human Trafficking in Ohio: A Resource Guide for Social Service Providers

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.