Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Thursday, January 25, 2024

State Senator Tracy McCreery

District 24

 For Immediate Release: 

Jan. 25, 2024


             Capitol Building, Room 425 

Jefferson City, MO 65101

Contact: Emily O’Laughlin 



Human Trafficking Prevention Month   


JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tracy McCreery, D-St. Louis County, is promoting Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention during a month focused on the pervasive issue.


With an estimated 27.6 million victims worldwide at any given time, according to the U.S. Department of State’s website, human traffickers prey on people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities.


Since 2010, the president of the United States has proclaimed January as “National Human Trafficking Prevention Month,” to help resolve this tragedy. 


“Human trafficking is happening locally and globally, often hidden in plain sight, and we have to work together to end it,” said Sen. McCreery. “We can all play a part in stopping human trafficking by raising awareness, showing support for the millions of victims and survivors across the country, and educating the general population on how to identify, report and prevent the crime.”


Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex acts from a person. To report suspected human trafficking to federal law enforcement, call 1-866-347-2423. To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline, call 1-888-373-7888. If there is cause for immediate danger, call 911.


For more information about Sen. McCreery, visit