Governor Announces Grants to Benefit Human Trafficking Prevention Programs
Written by WKTN Staff on March 7, 2022
Governor Mike DeWine announced that 11 organizations will receive over $1.3 million in grants to develop and implement human trafficking prevention programs across Ohio.
The grants are from a collaboration between the Governor’s Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The programs will assist minors who are victims or at-risk for human trafficking and professionals that serve minor victims, and will expand human trafficking prevention education, direct intervention services, and training to minors at risk of victimization.
In our region, Crime Victim Services, which serves Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam and Shelby Counties, will receive nearly $122,000.