Ohio’s Human Trafficking Grade Rises
The Polaris Project, a Washington D.C.-based organization that works to combat human trafficking nationally, moved Ohio up a notch in its annual ratings of state human trafficking laws in a report released yesterday, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Legislation passed into law this past December by former Gov. Ted Strickland that identified human trafficking as a felony in Ohio is considered to be the reason for Ohio’s improvement in this ranking. The law was a bipartisan effort sponsored by Representative Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) and Senator Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland).
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The Polaris Project state ratings can be viewed here: www.PolarisProject.org/2011StateRatings.