2015 News Releases

AG Schmidt: Kansas grade in combating human trafficking raised to a ‘B’

Release Date: Nov 24, 2015

TOPEKA – (November 24, 2015) – Kansas’ ranking from a human trafficking victim advocacy group has been revised, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

The “grade” Kansas received from Shared Hope International for its efforts to combat human trafficking is a “B” rather than the “C” previously reported by the organization. The previous report, issued earlier this month, was based on an incorrect assessment of Kansas law. When the error was brought to the organization’s attention, it promptly upgraded the Kansas score. Kansas is one of 15 states to improve its rating with the organization this past year, rising from a “C” to a “B.”

“We appreciate Shared Hope’s recognition of the good progress Kansas is making to combat human trafficking and look forward to working closely with the organization to continue making a positive difference for victims," Schmidt said.

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