TOPEKA – (November 20, 2019) – Kansas is one of fifteen states whose laws receive an “A” ranking from an international human trafficking victim advocacy group, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Shared Hope International, a victim advocacy group that seeks to end sex trafficking and exploitation of women and children worldwide, issues annual report cards on state laws through its Protected Innocence Challenge. For the third year in a row, Kansas has received an “A” grade from Shared Hope International for its statutes combating human trafficking, scoring a 93.5 out of a possible 102.5 points for 2019. Combating human trafficking in Kansas has been a priority for Schmidt. Since taking office in 2011, Kansas’s score has risen from an “F” to...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Kansas laws maintain “A” grade in combating human trafficking