New Jersey Training Partnership

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Polaris has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Rutgers University to deploy a train-the-trainer curriculum on human trafficking for child protective services staff. Since the implementation of this training, the number of youth identified as trafficking survivors by DCF has increased, leading to enhanced services and care coordination.

 

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Why LGBTQ Trafficking Cases Are Underreported

June 9, 2017

A history of discrimination, violence and poor relationships with law enforcement are only part of the surface of why LGBTQ individuals do not or cannot report their trafficking situations.

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Reaching Out for Help as an LGBTQ Person

December 14, 2016

Reaching out for help is sometimes easier said than done. Our new resource shows LGBTQ youth that inclusive, identity-affirming help is available, if they want it.

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Staying Safe: New Resource Helps LGBTQ Youth Protect Themselves from Human Trafficking

November 16, 2016

We can’t just depend on law enforcement, service providers, or concerned citizens to intervene in a potential trafficking situation. We have to equip individuals with the tools to recognize and respond to trafficking within their own communities.