Press Releases

State of Illinois, Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Digital Billboard Campaign Across Chicago

March 13, 2017

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2017): Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), (NYSE:CCO) a subsidiary of iHeart Media, Inc., together with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Eve

Polaris Hails ABC’s "American Crime” For Tackling Forced Labor Issues, Human Trafficking, Immigration, and Socioeconomic Divides This Season

March 10, 2017

Polaris hailed the 3rd season of the ABC series, "American Crime," for capturing the reality of modern slavery in the U.S. 

ATEST Statement on Executive Order on “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking”

February 14, 2017

The following statement is from the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST), a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of hu

Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Jump by 35% in 2016

January 31, 2017

Together, the Polaris-operated hotlines handled a record 8,042 cases of human trafficking in 2016, bringing the total number of reported cases since 2007 to 33,680.

Polaris Statement on Backpage.com

January 10, 2017

Polaris issued a statement tonight as Backpage.com, a long-time facilitator of sex trafficking in the United States, shut down the “adult” section of its website.

Authorization for End Modern Slavery Initiative Passes in NDAA

December 08, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2016) – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, issued the following statement today after the U.S.