What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is the criminal activity of holding another person for the purposes of exploitation through forced labor and sex trafficking. Many experts view human trafficking as the second greatest criminal enterprise in the world, second only to the illegal sale of drugs. Even here in Kansas, men, women and children are forced to work for long hours under deplorable conditions for little or no pay without the freedom to leave.

Call your local law enforcement or the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit at 1-800-828-9745, if you suspect someone is a victim of Human Trafficking.

Trafficking takes the form of forced labor, sex trafficking, child soldiers and involuntary domestic servitude.

Human Trafficking Signing

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Kansas. Present at the signing was Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Representative Tony Barton, Intern Laura Political, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Terri Williams, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services, Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), Pat Colloton, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Secretary Lana Gordon, Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Secretary Susan Mosier, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Jennifer Rapp, Deputy Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Brad Burke, Deputy Secretary and Chief Attorney, Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL).
Call Human Trafficking Hotline

Human Trafficking Publications and Posters

Other Resources:
Kansas Attorney General
Kansas Department of Children and Families
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Law Enforcement Protocol for Human Trafficking Factsheet
Community Awareness PowerPoint Presentation

Upcoming Events

Notice to Victims of Human Trafficking
If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave - whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work or any other activity - call the toll-free National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access help and services. The toll-free hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization; anonymous and confidential; accessible in 170 languages; and able to provide help, referral to services, training and information.

Aviso a las Víctimas de Traficante de Personas
Si usted o alguien que usted conoce esta siendo forzado a participar en una actividad y no puede alejarse – aunque sea sexo comercial, limpieza de casa, trabajo agrícola o cualquier otra actividad – llame al número gratis de la línea nacional de recursos para traficantes de personas (National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline) al 1-888-373-7888 para acceder ayuda y servicios. Esta línea gratis está disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana; se mantiene por una organización no gubernamental sin fines de lucro, anónimo y confidencial, accesible en 170 idiomas, y disponible para ofrecer ayuda, remitir servicios, entrenamiento y información.