Rights to Victims of Human Trafficking

According to Kansas Statutes, it is a crime when the intentional recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjecting the person to involuntary servitude or forced labor occurs.

If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of human trafficking, there is help available.

What to Expect

  • Compassionate, supportive medical care
  • Privacy to be maintained
  • Have everything explained
  • A complete history will be taken
  • Seek informed consent
  • Conduct a head-to-toe examination
  • Conduct a detailed genital examination as indicated
  • Collect evidence as indicated
  • Perform lab work, if needed
  • Perform imaging studies, if needed
  • Discuss and/or provide medication options
  • Provide follow-up and referrals
  • Provide community resources

Preserving DNA Evidence

Evidence preservation following trafficking is important to building a case and assisting forensic nurses and law enforcement. Patients should refrain from showering or bathing until they come to the hospital to be examined.

  • Do NOT drink any liquids
  • Do NOT brush your teeth
  • Do NOT use mouthwash
  • Do NOT take a shower
  • Do NOT take a bath
  • Do NOT douche (flush the vagina)
  • Do NOT change your clothes
  • Do NOT urinate (if at all possible)
  • Do NOT have a bowel movement

Bring any other items related to the trafficking with you to the hospital or give them to law enforcement.