School Trafficking Outreach Program STOP

Abolition Ohio’s STOP is aimed at preventing human trafficking in the Dayton area through awareness and education.

STOP educates, equips, and empowers youth, school personnel, and community members through interactive, engaging, and comprehensive anti- human trafficking program materials presented to local schools and other youth programs.

Contact Abolition Ohio for further information.

STOP is a free human trafficking awareness program of activities, education, and training to area high schools and middle schools. In Fall 2016, Abolition Ohio started distributing STOP materials to high schools across the Miami Valley. Many superintendents including Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Dayton Public Schools have expressed their support for this program.

Educators should be interested in the materials due to the prevalence of human trafficking and its impact on their students. Human trafficking is the modern day slave trade. It is the exploitation of human beings for profit and can take the form of labor or sex trafficking. We estimate that there are over 40.3 million slaves in the world today. 75% of human trafficking victims are women and girls and 25% are children. It is an equal opportunity crime - modern day slaves can be of any race or ethnic group. Human trafficking has been reported in over 160 countries and all 50 US states. Hundreds of cases have been reported in Ohio - including the Miami Valley.


The following materials are available in packets that are distributed free of charge to school and youth programs:


  • Awareness materials, resources, and activities for school and community (websites, reading lists, posters, brochures, factsheets, and awareness pins)
  • Awareness training for all faculty, staff, and administrators
  • School-wide assembly
  • Ohio Department of Education human trafficking awareness webinar series (developed in conjunction with Abolition Ohio)

STOP Report 2017
STOP provided more than 1700 students, educators, and community members with resources to combat modern-day slavery.
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CONTACT

Abolition Ohio

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790
937-229-4326
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