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Human Trafficking is a growing industry - what is being done locally and globally to stop it

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Human trafficking is a growing global and local industry

  Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar a year industry that forces the most vulnerable in our society, including millions of children, into modern-day slavery for labor or for sex. And it exists here in Greater Cincinnati. Joining us to look at the problem in our region, and what legal and social actions and programs are being used to combat it, are Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine; Erin Meyer, coalition manager for the anti-human trafficking coalition End Slavery Cincinnati; Julie Wilson, chief assistant prosecutor and public information officer with the Hamilton County Prosecutor?'s Office; and Cincinnati Union Bethel Executive Vice President and director of the agency?'s Off the Streets program, Mary Carol Melton.

For help or to report suspected human trafficking situations, please call the Greater Cincinnati Hotline at 513-800-1863 or the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888. Both are available 24 hours a day, are confidential, and have access to tele-interpreters. More information is available from the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the America Red Cross, The Salvation Army and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.