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 Ext. 143
24 hr. Hotline – St. Louis Area: 314-369-2305
24 hr. Hotline – Southeast, MO: 573-680-1650
Kansas City, MO
24hr Hotline: 816-728-0004
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Catholic Charities Refugee Services
YWCA - St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center
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 Project, click here.
Current state laws
|Missouri - Current Criminal Statutes|
|566.103||Promotion of online sexual solicitation- advertisements-notification of violation|
|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|
Contributing to human trafficking-penalty
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|
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.
For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Independence, MO (Shared Hope International)