Press Releases

SESTA Passes Senate

March 21, 2018

Polaris applauded the U.S. Senate after the chamber passed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), which helps hold websites like accountable when they knowingly facilitate sex trafficking. 

National Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Jump by 13% in 2017

March 14, 2018

Cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) and BeFree Textline (233733) jumped by 13 percent in 2017 from the previous year, according to data released by Polaris.

Polaris Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Internet Sex Trafficking Bill

February 27, 2018

Polaris hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. House that fights sex trafficking being facilitated online by advertising websites.

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.