The Missouri Attorney General is requesting federal funds to stop human and sex trafficking within the state and across the country.
Wrap: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and dozens of state attorneys general are requesting 15 point 8 million dollars in federal funding to fight human and sex trafficking.
Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand says Missouri’s central location makes the state vulnerable to human and sex trafficking.
|Description: "Missouri is an easy place for this to be a breeding ground, the St. Louis and Kansas City areas especially with the major interstates that go through them."|
If appropriated, the Department of Justice will distribute funds to federal task forces to aid anti-slavery programs and victim services.
Reporting from the state Captiol, I’m Jenner Smith
The Missouri Attorney General is requesting millions of dollars to fight human trafficking and slavery across the U.S.
Wrap: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and 43 other state attorneys general are asking for 15 point 8 million dollars to stop human and sex trafficking within the United States.
Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand says that human trafficking is a serious problem in Missouri and is very expensive to combat.
|Description: It’s pervasive and costly. It’s cost to the victims and to the state and to it’s citizens is really a lot larger than most people who go about to their day to day business have any reason to think about.|