Office of the Attorney General of Texas
Kirsta Melton is the Deputy Criminal Chief of the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section of the Office of the Texas Attorney General. From 2000-2014 she prosecuted in the Bexar County District Attorney's Office, combating human trafficking, physical and sexual abuse of children and family violence, and in 2012 helped establish and lead the Bexar County DA's Human Trafficking Unit. Melton also chaired the Alamo Area Coalition against Trafficking. She has trained more than 8,000 people across the state on human trafficking and has testified on multiple occasions before the Texas legislature on trafficking-related issues. Melton is also one of the founding members of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nationwide campaign dedicated to educating and mobilizing the trucking industry in the fight against human trafficking.