Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday declared January would be Kansas Human Trafficking Awareness Month with a proclamation he signed at the Statehouse.
Human trafficking has been a signature issue for Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who said the state served more than 420 trafficking victims with services last fiscal year. Since 2011, Kansas has gone from an F to an A on Shared Hope International’s grading system of state responses to human trafficking.
“The thing I’m very encouraged about is how much people have awakened to what’s taking place here,” Brownback said. “They see it now. They’re looking for it.”
Brownback said that helps push back against the pull human trafficking has on vulnerable populations.
By Allison Kite – December 19, 2017 – CJOnline.com