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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, it is a choice! A trafficker makes a willful decision to profit from coercing a person to work or commit sex acts.  There are many vulnerabilities that contribute to human trafficking in our area; poverty, lack of education, environmental conditions, fractured families, drug epidemic, and a lack of gainful job opportunities, to name a few. However, in order to eradicate human trafficking it is not only necessary to educate those at risk of human trafficking but also to reduce the vulnerabilities and address the challenges that generate the social problems of our community.  The core difficulty in combating human trafficking is not that we are a small rural population, but that we must strike at those who deliberately abuse the vulnerabilities of our community!  The link below will direct you to the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force's, basic human trafficking training.
Link to training: Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Training

Partnership Against Domestic Violence

http://www.pikepartnership.org/


Phone: 740-947-1611