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Human Trafficking; School Transformation Progress Report

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Human trafficking is on the rise nationwide including here in Ohio.  It's the modern equivalent of slavery with men, women and many children sold for sex or even labor.  It's a multi-billion dollar industry and Ohio, with all the highways that criss-cross the state, has become a major hub for traffickers, say law enforcement.    We'll talk to legal experts, advocates and a survivor of human trafficking to find out what's being done to help those who manage to escape as they try to reclaim their lives.  Plus what others can do--inlcuding you--in terms of awareness and education to help those still trapped.   Then, the organization overseeing the transformation of Cleveland's schools issues a progress report.

Maureen Guirguis, Professor of Law, Co-Director of The Human Trafficking Law Clinic, Case Western Reserve University 
Renee Jones, Founder and Director, The Renee Jones Empowerment Center  
Barbara Freeman, Sex-Trafficking Survivor, Founder, "The Freeman Project" 
Holly Welsh, Assistant Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County
Mark Urycki, State Impact Ohio Reporter, Ideastream

Information Mentioned On Air:

2nd Annual Human Trafficking Symposium: Registration Information

National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 (888) 373-7888
Polaris BeFree Textline Text "BeFree" (233733)
Polaris Project website

Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force Website