Miami Valley, Ohio – Grants totaling more than $1.3 million will be given to eleven organizations in Ohio to help them start and run human trafficking prevention programs.
Three Miami Valley organizations are among the 11 that will receive the funds. A total of about $121,000 will be distributed to Crime Victim Services. Additionally, more than $126,000 will be distributed to Dayton Children’s Hospital and more than $124,000 to The Salvation Army. There will also be more education, direct intervention services, and training to help juveniles who are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.
According to Governor Mike DeWine, “Human trafficking is a reprehensible crime that has devastating effects on its survivors. These grants show our continued commitment to help protect those most vulnerable to human trafficking and will provide additional support to professionals on the front line.”
DeWine said that the funds were made possible through cooperation between the Governor’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and the Children’s Justice Act Task Force of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.