Despite the malevolent, prevalent nature of human trafficking, many people remain tragically uninformed about it. Some people wrongly believe trafficking in persons only occurs overseas, in third-world nations, or elsewhere.
Unfortunately, human trafficking happens everywhere. This is all the more reason to raise awareness and inform the general public.
Thankfully, growing numbers of communities are taking steps to educate people who would remain otherwise ignorant of human trafficking and its existence around them.
Added to that list is now Kansas.
What to know about human trafficking awareness in Kansas
Like other communities, Lenexa, Kansas reports an uptick in human trafficking cases. According to Human Trafficking Training Center co-founder Alison Phillips, traffickers habitually seek out vulnerable individuals to exploit.