Gov. John R. Kasich signs Executive Order 2012-06K creating the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, which will coordinate statewide efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute crimes of human trafficking, and provide necessary services and treatment for victims.
Joining Gov. Kasich for the Executive Order signing ceremony were two human trafficking survivors-Governor's Courage Award Winner Theresa Flores and Rahab's Hideaway Founder Marlene Carson. Flores unveiled a public service announcement she and Gov. Kasich made in an effort to enhance awareness of human trafficking. Also in attendance were Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Representative Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo), and Governor's Cabinet members who will serve on the Task Force.
During his State of the State address in February, Gov. Kasich first announced his intention to work with Rep. Fedor to find solutions to fight human trafficking in Ohio.
March 29, 2012