A survivor rebuilds her life


A few years ago, "Camille" left her home in a southeast Asian country to work for a wealthy family, only to be trapped in terrible conditions. The family eventually moved to the U.S., bringing "Camille" with them. After more than a year, the family’s tutor called the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline to help her escape. The hotline connected "Camille" to Polaris's Client Services team, who worked closely with her to rebuild her life. After 18 months, she was approved for her T Visa, as was her immediate family. "Camille" is very excited to be reunited with her family and is making plans for her own further education. She is also saving up to get her own apartment so that she has a home to welcome her family when they arrive.

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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.

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Healthcare Providers Play a Crucial Role in Victim Identification

November 3, 2016

Healthcare providers are in a unique position to identify victims and provide them with support, but one study found that less than 5% of emergency department personnel were trained how to recognize signs of human trafficking.

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Friday News Roundup: Justice for Victims Across the Nation

October 14, 2016

In this weeks news, Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested on sex trafficking charges and over a dozen individuals were busted in connection to a US-Thailand sex trafficking ring.