Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition

The mission of CORRC (core-see) is to provide a collaborative community response to human trafficking in central Ohio through education, services, advocacy, and prosecution.

To Report a Tip or Get Help, Call 614-285-4357 (HELP)
If you are not in Ohio, please call the National Hotline: 1-888-3737-888


  Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Victims of human        trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the  purpose of exploitation in commercial sex or forced labor.

 Victims include young children, teenagers, men and women. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines "Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons" as:

Sex Trafficking:
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion or in which the person forced to perform such an act is under the age of 18 years old.

Labor Trafficking:  
The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery.


The 2015 annual conference of the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition, the Unlocking the Chains conference, will be Friday, June 26, 2015 from 8:30am - 4pm at the Hilltop Conference Center, 1980 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. Currently we are accepting proposals from presenters interested in sharing their experience and expertise in the human trafficking field with the diverse professionals, students, and citizens who attend our conference each year.


 The conference will include 3 different break-out sessions with 9 different 90 minute workshops total. If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please send the following to CORRC Coordinator Tabitha Woodruff at tabitha.woodruff@use.salvationarmy.org no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015:

   Your resume
    The title of your presentation
    A summary and/or outline of your presentation

Evaluation Process

Each workshop proposal submitted will be evaluated by the CORRC Steering Committee (the decision-making arm of CORRC, comprised of the chairs of each committee). The CORRC Steering Committee will select workshop speakers after evaluating all proposals submitted.

Speakers will be selected based on:

1.  Presenter expertise in the area of human trafficking
2.  Relevance of topic to audience (central Ohio anti-human trafficking professionals)
3.  Uniqueness of presentation relative to other selected presentations
4.  Professionalism and quality of proposed presentation


1.  Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2015
2.  Workshop Speakers Notified: Monday, April 6, 2015
3.  Workshop Speakers MUST Submit Full Presentation and Other Required Documents for Continuing Education Credit Certification: Monday, April 13, 2015
4.   Unlocking the Chain Conference: Friday, June 6, 2015


The Unlocking the Chains Conference is primarily organized by volunteers and is not independently funded. Since UTC speakers typically do not require a stipend or reimbursement for travel or lodging, CORRC is usually able to break-even on the conference or generate a small profit. If you require an honorarium or reimbursement, please note this in your proposal.

Key Contacts

Please submit your questions and proposals to:

Tabitha Woodruff
CORRC Coordinator
(614) 437-2147

When registration opens, the link will be posted. 


Human trafficking is a crime in plain view, therefore, how could you tell if someone is a trafficked victim and may need help? Could you tell the difference?

There are many signs and symptoms that can help you determine a victim.

Here are a list of RED FLAGS as defined by the U.S. Federal Government on Trafficking Victims for your awareness:
  • Evidence of being controlled (ex: rarely alone, seems to be under constant surveillance, isolated from family & friends)
  • Bruises and/or fear of speaking for themselves
  • Evidence of inability to move or leave a job
  • Persistent fear, depression, anxiety or submissive or stupor-like behavior
  • Signs of trauma. Untreated illnesses & infections
  • No passport or other identifying documentation
  • Excessive work hours. Not free to take time off
  • Unpaid for work completed or paid very little
  • Lives with co-workers and/or employer. No privacy
  • Works in the sex trade industry or works off the books in low paying jobs.

Also, here are a list of questions that you can ask a victim to assess if he/she is in a trafficking situation.Click HERE (this download will be i n a "pdf" format).

Remember, it is up to you to help make a difference in someone's life by getting involved. If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking in Ohio, please call the:

24 Hour Central Ohio Trafficking Hot-Line 614-285-4357 (285-HELP)

You may also contact Michelle and Kelli
M-F, 8:30AM - 5:00PM:

Michelle: 614-437-2149
Kelli: 614-358-2614




To access our reports and various resources, scroll through the list and click to open the file. Some files may be in "pdf" format.

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