Commonwealth Policy Center

Gov. Andy Beshear announced a $1 million federal grant to study human trafficking in Kentucky. Beshear made the fight against trafficking a priority while attorney general and said he’s “always made seeking justice for victims and fighting human trafficking part of my core mission. Eileen Levy, the executive director of The Well of Lexington helps victims of trafficking and warns that “familial trafficking is the most common form, which is where families are selling their children, nieces, nephews.” It’s both shocking and sad. Levy warns that in our digital age, kids with a smartphone are vulnerable to people who can manipulate them when there’s conflict in their lives. Kudos to Gov. Beshear, who’s made fighting trafficking a priority.

If you believe you may have information about a trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free at (888) 373-7888. Anti-trafficking hotline advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking.