Successes

Polaris is leading the fight to eradicate modern-day slavery and restore freedom to survivors. Join us in celebrating some of the recent successes we are most proud of.

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New Jersey Training Partnership

Since the implementation of a training curriculum in New Jersey, the number of youth identified as trafficking survivors by the NJ Department of Children and Families has increased, leading to enhanced services and care coordination.

A survivor rebuilds her life

After "Camille" was trapped in terrible conditions, a family 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. 

Google Global Impact Award

In 2013, Google gave Polaris the prestigious Global Impact Award to support our effort to build a global safety net for survivors of modern-day slavery and develop a more coordinated global response for victims of this transnational crime.

Polaris Launches BeFree Textline

With the support of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, Twilio, and Salesforce.com, Polaris launched BeFree in March 2013 - a new texting shortcode that victims and concerned citizens can use to send text messages for help.

Winner of Partnership for Freedom Challenge

In 2014, Caravan Studios, Polaris, and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families were named winners of the Partnership for Freedom’s Reimagine: Opportunity innovation challenge to help increase shelter services for human trafficking survivors.

Houston Combats Trafficking in the Massage Industry

In December 2015, the Houston, Texas city council unanimously passed an ordinance that allows police to inspect illicit massage businesses for sex trafficking.