Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Human Trafficking Advisory Board to meet

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board will meet this week for the first time as the state’s official anti-human trafficking group, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

The Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Advisory Board was first organized in January 2010. A new law, passed earlier this year, recognized the group as the state’s official anti-human trafficking board. The board’s agenda includes discussion of the implementation of the new anti-human trafficking law.

“We have given the advisory board an important goal of working toward the elimination of human trafficking in Kansas,” Schmidt said. “The guidance of the advisory board will be critical to our state’s efforts to combat human trafficking and to support trafficking victims.”

The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Department for Children and Families Learning Center, 2600 SW East Circle Drive South, Topeka.

Members of the board include representatives of the governor’s office, attorney general’s office, cabinet agencies, law enforcement and social service organizations.

The board is chaired by Assistant Attorney General Pat Colloton, a former state representative from Leawood.