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During the 2020 Legislative session, Attorney General Cameron worked with the General Assembly to implement comprehensive human trafficking reform by passing House Bill 2, co-sponsored by House Majority Caucus Chair Suzanne Miles and House Judiciary Chairman Jason Petrie. The legislation increases awareness of human trafficking by requiring airports, truck stops, bus stations, and train stations to post signs displaying the National Human Trafficking Hotline. The new law also makes it easier for law enforcement and prosecutors to hold traffickers accountable by aligning state law with existing federal laws. House Bill 2 took effect on July 15, 2020.
Learn more about House Bill 2
Download Human Trafficking Awareness Poster
Over the years, Kentucky has enacted many laws designed to combat human trafficking in the Commonwealth. KRS 620.030 makes Kentucky a mandated reporter state, meaning the suspected trafficking of a minor MUST be immediately reported to the Child Protective Services Hotline by calling 1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331 or reporting the incident online. This website is monitored from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Reports WILL NOT be reviewed during evenings, weekends, or state holidays. Individuals who identify a child as a possible victim of abuse, neglect, dependency, or human trafficking are legally required to notify the proper authorities.
Kentucky Human Trafficking Statutes
National Human Trafficking Hotline
In an emergency, call 911
To learn more about Attorney General Cameron’s efforts to end human trafficking in the Commonwealth or to schedule a human trafficking community training event, contact Heather Wagers, Executive Director of the Attorney General’s Office of Trafficking and Abuse Prevention and Prosecution (TAPP).
Phone: (502) 696-5436YourEyesSaveLives@ky.gov
This project was supported, in whole or in part, by grant number 2020-CK-WX-0026 awarded to the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.