Prioritizing Survivor Voices at the Federal Level: Criminal Records Relief

October 27, 2023
Without consistent and clear state laws and federal legislation, criminal records remain one of the biggest obstacles that survivors face in rebuilding their lives after exploitation.

Restoring Power to Our Guest Workers

October 27, 2023
Actions are needed to help mitigate H-2B workers’ vulnerabilities and empower them to secure their rights and pursue safe, justly compensated work in the U.S.

Prioritizing Survivor-Centered State Policies: Spotlight on Child Sex Trafficking

October 12, 2023
Sex trafficking is terrible at any age, but stories about child victims and survivors in particular tend to draw more attention.

Prioritizing Survivor-Centered State Policies: Improving Criminal Record Relief

October 5, 2023
Helping survivors with criminal records avoid further exploitation is an ongoing policy priority for Polaris and the anti-trafficking sector.

Prioritizing Survivor-Centered State Policies: The Fight for Fair Labor

September 22, 2023
From coast to coast, anti-trafficking advocates are joining with worker rights and prison reform partners to prevent labor trafficking. 

Responding to Sound of Freedom: Hollywood Needs to Center Survivors and Their Voices

July 13, 2023
The film Sound of Freedom is a Hollywood depiction based on one person’s stories. There are many additional perspectives and stories that complete the picture. 

Still Looking: Survivors Need Long-Term Solutions

July 10, 2023
For survivors of human trafficking, breaking free from the exploiter is often just the beginning of a long journey. Most need longer-term support to truly heal from the traumas they have experienced.

The Impact of Victim-Blaming on Human Trafficking Survivors

April 26, 2023
Denim Day is an internationally-recognized day to support survivors of sexual violence and bring awareness to the issue of victim-blaming. Human trafficking survivors know this issue all too well.

The Fight for Fair Work Needs Full Funding for the Department of Labor

April 11, 2023
Without enough inspectors, outreach staff, and other resources at the Department of Labor, we will continue to read about child labor in meat packing industries, back wages owed to workers, and other violations.

Need help? Polaris operates the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline.