Freedom Happens Now

Polaris uses data-driven strategies to prevent and disrupt human trafficking, a $150 billion industry that robs 25 million around the world of their freedom.

Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which people held in slavery in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way toward freedom. Today we are filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead.

The Polaris Model


Serving victims and survivors through the 24/7 National Human Trafficking Hotline, coordinating with referral partners nationwide as a national access point for trauma-informed support. 


Building one of the largest public data sets on human trafficking in the United States, digging deeper to learn how the business of human trafficking really works, in real time.


Turning knowledge into action, designing targeted strategies that change entire systems tailored to specific sub-types of trafficking and specific industries. 


Enlisting law enforcement and other public and private-sector partners, moving those strategies into the real world to support survivors, prevent and disrupt human trafficking at scale. 

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for thousands of victims of human trafficking

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