(TOPEKA, Kan.) — The Kansas Attorney General’s office announced expansion of an state advisory board Wednesday that recommends improvements to Kansas laws and policies to combat human trafficking.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt made the announcement on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, which has been designated by the United States Senate as part of the global effort to raise awareness of human trafficking and the need to combat it.
“The buying and selling of human beings, whether for sex or for labor, is a reprehensible form of modern-day slavery that is unacceptable in the 21st Century,” Schmidt said. “On this day aimed at raising global awareness of the problem, it is my pleasure to broaden our ongoing Kansas commitment to being part of the solution.”
First established in January 2010, the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Advisory Board includes a range of representatives from law enforcement, prosecution, social services, advocates, victims of human trafficking and others engaged in combating human trafficking in Kansas.