School Trafficking Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.) for Current Students

Abolition Ohio, the human trafficking Rescue and Restore Coalition for the Miami Valley, at the University of Dayton, has implemented a free outreach program to spread awareness of human trafficking to all levels of the school community. The S.T.O.P. presentations discuss all forms of human trafficking: labor trafficking, sex trafficking, debt bondage and all other forms of modern-day slavery. The program has multiple presentations that are tailored for public, Christian, and parochial schools and community functions. The near- peer presentations are made by University of Dayton students who have been “Human Trafficking 101” certified through Abolition Ohio. In addition to the presentations, the S.T.O.P. program offers nationally recognized high school and middle school standards-based social studies curricula. S.T.O.P. equips school faculty, staff, administrators, and community members through awareness training and protocols. Abolition Ohio’s S.T.O.P is a comprehensive program designed to educate the Miami Valley about human trafficking and empower the region to understand, prevent, and work to abolish modern day slavery. Awareness is the first step to abolition.

Abolition Ohio is a partner with the National Educators to Stop Trafficking. NEST is a comprehensive clearinghouse that serves to empower and equip educators by providing youth-focused prevention resources to those committed to eliminating sex trafficking in their communities.

Image, top of page: Town Hall Meeting on Human Trafficking with U.S. Senator Rob Portman, hosted by Abolition Ohio at UD River Campus. Tony Talbott, moderator. L-R: Tony Talbott; Adie Lewis (student/intern); Senator Portman; Meghan Carroll (student/intern); and Theresa Schneider (student/intern).


Abolition Ohio’s S.T.O.P. is aimed at preventing human trafficking in the Dayton area through awareness and education.


Abolition Ohio’s S.T.O.P program educates, equips, and empowers youth, school personnel, and community members through interactive, engaging, and comprehensive anti- human trafficking program materials presented to local schools, churches, and community centers.

Interested Students:

If you are interested in becoming AO STOP certified please contact our STOP Program Coordinator or Abolition Ohio Director Tony Talbott.

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