Press Releases

National Human Trafficking Hotline Expands to Text, Chat Services

February 07, 2018

The National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) announced that it has expanded the modes of communication survivors can use to reach out and get connected to help to include 24/7 SMS texting and online chat services in both English and Spanish. 

New Report Details Human Trafficking in Massage Parlors

January 17, 2018

Polaris released a new report spotlighting human trafficking within illicit massage businesses, commonly known as massage parlors. 

New Bill Would Bring Transparency to America’s Work Visa System and Fight Human Trafficking

January 11, 2018

Polaris hailed legislation introduced designed to shed light on the poorly understood temporary foreign worker visa system.

Marriott International Adds Polaris to Loyalty Points Donation Program

December 15, 2017

Polaris announced today that Marriott International customers enrolled in the Marriott Rewards loyalty program can now contribute unused travel points to be converted into a donation to the organization.

Advocates Urge House to Take Up Senate's Bipartisan Internet Sex Trafficking Bill

December 11, 2017

Members of Congress looking to fight sex trafficking facilitated by online advertising sites like Backpage.com should unite around the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, also known as SESTA.

Global Modern Slavery Data Hub Launches

November 28, 2017

The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is a new data portal initiated by IOM and Polaris to host the world’s largest open access, multi-stakeholder repository of human trafficking data.