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Thank you for taking the time to participate in this training. We, in the Attorney General’s Office, hope you will find these videos educational. As you will learn, the burden of identifying a victim of human trafficking often falls on the educated public, the eyes and ears of our communities. By educating yourself about how human trafficking occurs and what to look for, you are taking an important first step towards ending this terrible crime in our state!

VIDEO 1 - What is Human Trafficking?
In this video, you will learn about sex trafficking and labor trafficking and how they differ.

Featured interviews:
Katie Rhoades, MSW
Founder/Executive Director, Healing Action
Sex Trafficking Survivor

Amanda Mohl
Anti-Trafficking Community Coordinator
International Institute of St. Louis

VIDEO 2 - How Will I Know if I Witness Human Trafficking?
In this video, you will learn what human trafficking might look like in your community.

Featured interviews:
Christine McDonald
Director of Advocacy and Programming, Restoration House of Greater Kansas City
Sex Trafficking Survivor

Paul Banda, MA
Human Resources Management
PhD Candidate at Washington University in St. Louis
Labor Trafficking Survivor

VIDEO 3 - How Does Human Trafficking Happen and Why is it so Difficult for Victims to Leave?
In this video, you will learn how human trafficking occurs and gain an understanding of tactics traffickers use to develop these relationships.

Featured interviews:
Kris Wade
Executive Director, The Justice Project, Kansas City
Sex Trafficking Survivor

Russ Tuttle
Founder & President, Stop Human Trafficking Project

Jennifer Wiemann Earles
Supervisor of the Immigration Law Program, Legal Aid of Western Missouri

VIDEO 4 - What Can I Do to Help Fight Human Trafficking?
In this video, you will learn what to do if you suspect human trafficking in your community.

Featured interviews:
Pam Hamilton, LCSW, LMSW
Mental Health Professional
Consultant and Trainer for Cornerstones of Care
Areas of Specialty: Human Trafficking, Trauma, and Resiliency

Carmen Guynn
Coalition Coordinator, Coalition Against Trafficking & Exploitation

Erin M. Bartling
Project Director
Migrant Farmworkers Project
Legal Aid of Western Missouri


Special thanks to those that helped develop the content for these videos:

  • Amanda Mohl, International Institute
  • Caleb Aponte, Attorney General's Office
  • Carmen Guynn, Coalition Against Trafficking & Exploitation
  • Catherine Vannier, Missouri Office of Prosecutorial Services
  • Christine McDonald, Restoration House of Greater KC
  • Christy Gamblin, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
  • Emily Russell, Attorney General's Office
  • Erin Bartling, Legal Aid of Western MO
  • Gail Reynoso, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
  • Jason Lewis, Attorney General's Office
  • Jason Seward, Healing Action
  • Jennifer Wieman Earles, Legal Aid of Western MO
  • John Worden, Law Enforcement Training Institute
  • Julie Lester, Missouri Children’s Division
  • Katie Rhoades, Healing Action
  • Kelly King, Warren County Prosecutors Office
  • Kris Wade, The Justice Project
  • Lindsey Ellis, The Covering House
  • Mary Compton, Attorney General's Office
  • Nanette Ward, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
  • Pam Hamilton, Cornerstones of Care
  • Paul Banda, Washington University
  • Paula Cunningham, Missouri Kids First
  • Rachael Herrington, Stand Against Trafficking
  • Rich Binning, International Justice Mission
  • Russ Tuttle, The Stop Trafficking Project
  • Shawn Wood, Shared Hope
  • Terra Frazier, Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Tricia Heislen, Attorney General's Office

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.

Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via


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

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