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League Meetings are held on the 2nd Wed of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to any interested people.

Human Trafficking: a local focus

November 12 at 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Delaware County District Library, Orange Township, 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH

Human Trafficking is a new name for an age-old problem but, in the 21st century, it has emerged as an issue with subtleties and implications that affect all members of society. New legislation: Ohio House Bill 262  was passed May 2012. and another bill, passed this year, House Bill 130 is known as the End Demand Act. This panel will explain the legislation, the implementation of it, and give an overview of the issue as well as practical ways that individuals can support victims of human trafficking.

Panelists

  • Samantha Hudson, LSW, Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist, Salvation Army
  • Brande Urban, Director of Community Impact. Brande oversees several United Way of Delaware County initiatives i.e. Imagination Library, Delaware County Hunger Alliance, STEP and the Delaware County Against Human Trafficking Coalition.
  • Tabitha Woodruff, Attorney and Central Ohio Regional Coalition Specialist for the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Department. Tabitha has served as legislative advocacy chair for the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition since 2009.
  • Moderator: Anne Tull, QMHS, National Youth Advocacy Program as a Treatment Advocate, working with teenagers in transitional group living situations. She is active in both the Delaware County Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition Demand Reduction Committee.

Delaware County has been especially strong in networking among various agencies and organizations and providing outreach and support for those affected. Please join us to find out more on November 12 at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orange Road Delaware County District Library. (Refreshments will be served.)

 

2015 Meetings – 2nd Wed. of each month, location forthcoming

January – Development of outlet malls in Delaware County

February – Membership meeting: Review of League positions and introduction of new ones

March – Public Transportation in Delaware County

April – Education focus – understanding charter schools and other alternatives to public schools

May – Annual Meeting and Dinner