Human trafficking grant for Topeka YWCA

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Capital City’s YWCA is one of five groups to receive the first human trafficking victim assistance grants from the state attorney general’s office.

Four other victims’ service providers across the state also received grants. The YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment will get $23,000. The Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Fund was created by the new Kansas human trafficking law. More than 200 trafficking victims were identified by Kansas organizations during the last fiscal year.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Five Kansas groups have been awarded funds from the attorney general’s office to help victims of human trafficking.

The assistance program was established last year after the Legislature passed new laws cracking down on the crime.

The attorney general’s office said Thursday the grants total nearly $70,000 and will be used by groups that aid human trafficking victims in Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita.

More than 200 human trafficking victims were identified for services by the organizations since passage of the 2013 legislation.

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