AG Hawley Announces Release of Business Council Against Human Trafficking Training Videos

Jan 23, 2018, 14:03 PM
Jan 23, 2018, 14:01 PM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today released anti-trafficking training videos, a key component of the Business Council Against Human Trafficking. The videos are available for viewing by employees and members of the council, as well as members of the public. 

In October, the Attorney General announced the formation of a coalition of Missouri businesses committed to fighting human trafficking in the State. The Council’s primary focus is increasing the availability of training about human trafficking, especially for workers in industries most likely to encounter trafficking situations. By educating employees, the Business Council is empowering Missouri citizens in all types of professions to monitor and respond if they identify a potential trafficking situation. Membership is open to all Missouri businesses, regardless of size. 

The training is available online in two formats: a four-part series of short videos or a single 30-minute video.                 

“This council allows Missouri’s businesses to lead on one of the most important issues facing our State today,” Hawley said. “We must all work together if we hope to rid Missouri of this modern-day slavery.”            

The Attorney General has issued new regulations targeting traffickers, formed a statewide anti-trafficking task force, and spearheaded the largest anti-trafficking raid in Missouri history as part of his initiative to crackdown on human trafficking in Missouri. Businesses interested in joining should contact Emily Russell (