JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri AG Eric Schmitt is changing how human trafficking is reported in the state.
The change is said to help increase response time and aid cross-jurisdictional cooperation along with removing barriers to reporting human trafficking.
Instead of using the Missouri-specific hotline, the Attorney General’s Office instead will be using the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
“Combating human trafficking is an integral duty of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and it’s a duty that we take seriously,” said Attorney General Schmitt.
“Utilizing the National Human Trafficking Hotline is a crucial step to removing barriers to reporting, increasing response time, and allowing for more cross-jurisdictional cooperation, and it’s already working to aid potential victims of human trafficking.”
Calls made to the Missouri-specific hotline will redirect to the national hotline.