A central Ohio organization is on a mission to protect young girls from human trafficking.According to the Polaris Project, a nonprofit that tracks trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, nearly 400 cases of human trafficking were reported in Ohio in 2016. One in 4 of those cases involved a juvenile.“The average age, they say, for trafficking is 12 to 14, believe it or not,” said Jakki Allen, co-chair of the National Trends and Services Facet for the Twin Rivers Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. The Links is one of the largest and oldest volunteer service organizations in the nation. Nationally, the organization consists of 16,000 members who are professional women of color.The chapter began offering a human trafficking program for middle and high...
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