The growing rates of sexual exploitation in Stark County are due in part to our prominent interstate system, sports facilities, strip clubs and hotel developments – common environments for this hidden crime. Victims are an average of just 13 years old when they enter “the life” and can be our friends, family or neighbors. Find resources to help combat sex trafficking in Northeast Ohio.
If you witness or suspect sexual exploitation or another form of human trafficking, please report your concerns to local law enforcement right away.
To report local cases of human trafficking, contact law enforcement near you:
Statistics, news and resources collected by the International Labor Organization.
Resources to support service providers and law enforcement as they help to combat human trafficking.
Learn the basics about human trafficking, find referral sources and download helpful education guides.
Resources, legislation and information to help end human trafficking and support victims as they reclaim their freedom.
Overview, statistics and resources from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
Supporting the rights of young people who have been affected by child labor, sexual exploitation or another form of human trafficking.
According to Mercy Medical Center, you should follow these steps to ensure you get the care you need after an assault:
You can expect the following when you seek treatment through the HAVEN program at Mercy Medical Center: