The Governor’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force was formed to marshal the resources of the State of Ohio to coordinate efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes, and to provide the services and treatment necessary for victims to regain control of their lives. Eleven state agencies are members of the task force and have worked to identify service gaps and made recommendations for filling those gaps.
The Task Force consists of:
- Governor’s Office of Health Transformation
- Department of Job and Family Services
- Department of Agriculture
- Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (formerly Drug and Addiction Services and Mental Health)
- Department of Education
- Department of Medicaid
- Department of Youth Services
- Department of Public Safety
- Department of Health
- Ohio Board of Cosmetology
The following report was presented to Governor Kasich by the Task Force on June 27th 2014. The report outlines 26 ways the state can better identify and treat victims of trafficking, and provide training to those who may encounter human trafficking.