​​​​​As an initiative of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, Greater Cleveland’s Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking is a multi-disciplinary group of agencies, organizations and businesses that work together to collaboratively address the complexities of this crime and to weave a safety net for those victimized by it. 

Working with our partners, the Collaborative collectively addresses the crime and its impact by building a comprehensive and coordinated response that includes the creation of trauma-informed best practices across multiple systems and identifies gaps in services on behalf of trafficked persons. We strive to build strong connections and sustained relationships which in turn support the identification and utilization of our region’s best resources in addressing the impact of human trafficking.

Currently, Greater Cleveland's Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking is working to:

  • Create broad public awareness that human trafficking exists in Northeast Ohio, so that the public recognizes the red flags of human trafficking and knows whom to contact when the red flags are present. 
  • Train those in the hospitality and transportation industries regarding the red flags of human trafficking and provide them with the information about whom to contact when the red flags are present. 
  • Further develop the protocol and coordination among law enforcement and the social service agencies that provide victim support, from initial reports of a possible human trafficking situation through the resolution of the victim's circumstances and/or possible court proceedings.   

Members of Greater Cleveland’s Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking

Abolition Bakery

Aloft Cleveland Downtown

Asian Services in Action, Inc.

Beech Brook

Bellefaire JCB Homeless and Missing Youth

Canopy Child Advocacy Center
Care Alliance Health Center
Case Western Reserve School of Law's Human Trafficking Law Clinic
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Division of Police 

Cleveland Hope Exchange     
Cleveland Leadership Center
Cleveland Municipal Court
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Collaborative to End Human Trafficking

Creative Communication Solutions

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services

Cuyahoga County Executive's Office

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office

Cuyahoga Regional Human Trafficking Task Force

Destination Cleveland

Empower Her Network

Equality Ohio Education Fund

Gracehaven, Inc

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Greater Cleveland Youth For Christ

Harriet Tubman Movement​

Hope Meadows Foundation

​JayStarr Homes 2 Inc.

Jordan Community Resource Center
The Junior League of Cleveland

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland


​Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, CWRU

The MetroHealth System

Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc
National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland

Office of Senator Sherrod Brown

Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost

Office of Congressman David Joyce

Office of Senator Rob Portman

​Ohio Department of Public Safety – Investigative Unit

Ohio Department of Youth Services
Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association

Pathway Caring for Children

Providence House

Radius Hospitality

Rahab Ministries

Renee Jones Empowerment Center
Rotary Club of Strongsville
Royce Public Relations
The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland

SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Strong Hands United

Strongsville Fire and Emergency Services
University Hospitals
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Ursuline College
U.S. Attorney’s Office, N.D. Ohio

U.S. Marshals Service, N.D. Ohio

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