Missouri

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Local Organizations and Referrals

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline (1-888-373-7888) or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

International Institute of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Main: 314-773-9090 x 160
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Veronica’s Voice
Kansas City, MO
Main/24hr: 816-483-7101
24hr Hotline: 816-728-0004
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http://www.veronicasvoice.org/

Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Columbia, MO
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http://stophumantraffickingmo.com

Catholic Charities Refugee Services
http://www.cfsstl.org/

YWCA - St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center
http://www.ywca.org/

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
Missouri - Current Criminal Statutes
566.103 Promotion of online sexual solicitation- advertisements-notification of violation
566.200 Definitions
566.203 Abusing an individual through forced labor penalty
566.206 Trafficking for the purpose of slavery, involuntary servitude, peonage, of forced labor penalty
566.209 Trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation penalty
566.212 Sexual trafficking of a child penalty

566.213 Sexual trafficking of a child under age twelve affirmative defense not allowed, when penalty
566.215 Human trafficking through misuse of documentation
566.215.1

Contributing to human trafficking-penalty

566.218

Restitution required for certain offenders

566.223 Federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to apply
566.265 Penalties for violation by corporation or business
513.607. Asset Forfeiture

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC call Statistics

To view call statistics for Missouri, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC Missouri Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report
2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.

Publications

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Independence, MO (Shared Hope International)

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.

 

 
 
 
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Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."

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- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris