Director, Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce
Missouri Attorney General's Office
Alison Phillips is the Director of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Her job entails facilitating the work of this multi-disciplinary task force in order to create unified and informed state-wide efforts to combat human trafficking. She is also an Adjunct Professor at UMKC, where she teaches a course on human trafficking. Alison has been active in the anti-human trafficking movement since 2012, in consultancy, event planning, coalition building, providing trainings, public speaking (including her own Ted Talk) and community engagement. Alison received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from UMKC in 2017, was the 2018 recipient of UMKC’s Community Engagement Award, and Restoration House’s 2021 Cry Purple Award for excellence in combatting human trafficking.