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Attorney General Eric Schmitt has made fighting human trafficking and exploitation one of his office’s top priorities. The AGO has launched a number of initiatives to take immediate action on this critical issue.

  • The Hope Initiative: The Attorney General’s Office is committed to ending human trafficking promoted by illicit massage businesses in the State of Missouri by collaborating with landlords, law enforcement, and regulators as a united front against this exploitation.  

  • Human Trafficking Task Force: The Attorney General's Office has convened a permanent, standing task force that includes experienced leaders from law enforcement, not-for-profit organizations, and victims’ advocacy groups to help establish a unified statewide anti-trafficking effort and to coordinate new approaches in the fight against trafficking and exploitation in Missouri. 

  • Human Trafficking Training: The Attorney General’s Office will collaborate with a coalition of law-enforcement officials, victims’ advocates, and non-profits to increase training regarding human trafficking across Missouri, including training for law enforcement and other groups well-positioned to identify and stop trafficking.

Get Help

Call the National Human Trafficking toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. 

Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733. Message and data rates may apply.

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If you or someone else are in immediate danger, please call 911. 

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