WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita State University is setting up a center to combat human trafficking.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/Yys4dD) reports that the center will train police, prosecutors, medical providers, faith groups and others in how to combat trafficking.
Its goal is to be an advocate for victims and reshape public policy on a national scale.
Last month, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the center. The startup cost is estimated at $50,000 a year from the university, with the center also applying for grants.
Its executive director is Karen Countryman. She was a teenager when her mother killed herself and later ran away from foster care. She made rescue her life's work after seeing sex traffickers abusing children on the streets.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com