Nearly 1,000 foster care kids missing in Missouri according to report
According to Missouri TV station KY3, a case study by the U.S. Inspector General’s Office shows that nearly 1,000 foster kids went missing from the foster care system in 2019 from that state. The inspector’s report noted that foster children are at a higher risk of being reported missing. What’s even more sad is that of these missing foster children cases, sex trafficking plays a large role.
Kelley Kronenberg’s Justice for Kids Division Partner Justin Grosz says that human trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise in the world. Florida is considered one of the three largest hubs that includes California and Texas in the United States for trafficking. Children are recruited because they are vulnerable, especially those in foster care.