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This paper will examine what human trafficking and sex trafficking is and how it has evolved over the years. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at the Polaris Project has statistical information that indicates that in 2019, Ohio has been as high as fifth in the standing amid all states in over-all reported cases involving human trafficking. The methods that will be used during this project are a baseline and exit survey, education, and scenario-based trainings. The Theory of Goal Attainment is the theoretical framework used in this project. The major assumptions of this theory include the focus of nursing is the care of the human being (patient). This theory is relevant to human/sex trafficking in the way of the nurse/health care staff building relationships to help restore victims back to functioning human beings. The purpose of this project is to provide awareness to the community of what human trafficking and sex trafficking can look like and educate medical staff and the community on how to disrupt and prevent human/sex trafficking. The findings of this project will also propose the increase in criminal sentencing for convicted individuals involved and associated with human/sex trafficking.

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