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Bradley Myles

Chief Executive Officer

Bradley Myles serves as Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a global leader in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and to restore freedom to survivors. For over a decade, he has devoted himself to combating human trafficking and modern slavery on a local, national, and global scale.  Mr. Myles' early efforts focused on directly serving survivors, researching local human trafficking markets, and helping to build Washington DC's first-ever Human Trafficking Task Force.  Under Myles' leadership, Polaris has also worked to strengthen the U.S. national movement against human trafficking through policy advocacy in all 50 states, and through a wide range of training and capacity-building programs. He also helped create and launch Polaris's operation of the United States national human trafficking hotline at 1-888-373-7888, which has identified and responded to more than 25,000 cases of human trafficking nationwide. This national model is now regarded as one of the best-functioning anti- trafficking hotlines in the world and has become a focal point of Polaris' growing global programs.

Mr. Myles is currently focusing his efforts on Polaris’s future strategy for the next decade, which includes working towards better anti-trafficking hotline coverage globally to build a stronger safety net for all 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, strengthening partnerships with the world's leading technology companies, and undertaking new data-driven intervention efforts targeted towards eliminating specific types of modern slavery in the U.S. and around the world.  Mr. Myles holds degrees in Psychology and Political Science from Stanford University.

Blog Posts by Bradley Myles

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Bradley Myles|July 28, 2017

Thank you to all the Polaris partners, supporters and donors who make our work possible. 

Uniting to Pursue Our Vision and Values

Bradley Myles|November 16, 2016

This is an issue that we can all unite around: victims of human trafficking still need our support while we pursue the traffickers who rob individuals of their freedom.

What the arrest of the Backpage.com CEO means for the fight against trafficking

Bradley Myles|October 07, 2016

This is a major blow against an organization that many have called the “world’s top online brothel."

News About Bradley Myles

Sex and Labor Trafficking Redefined in The Typology of Modern Slavery

March 29, 2017

Polaris released a new report that breaks down instances of sex and labor trafficking into 25 distinct categories, detailing the unique trafficker profile, recruitment tactics, victim profile, and method of control for each different subset of modern slavery.

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. 

New York Times | With Eyes in the Sky, Flight Attendants Fight Human Trafficking

February 07, 2017

The nonprofit organization she joined in 2015, Airline Ambassadors International, trains workers at airlines and airports how to spot, and report, cases of human trafficking. It also delivers humanitarian aid around the world and transports sick children who need medical care.