In the months since Polaris released report cards that analyzed and ranked state laws offering criminal records relief for survivors of human trafficking, two states have passed significant improvements and several others have made major steps forward.
We're joining with Major League Baseball for the 2019 season to bring awareness about sex and labor trafficking to baseball fans in stadiums from coast to coast.
Trafficking at home: A recent Texas case shows gaping holes in response and protections for domestic workers at risk
The son of the president of Guinea and his wife were recently sentenced to seven years in prison for labor trafficking. The facts of the case are profoundly disturbing, but they are not in any way surprising.
Survivors of human trafficking have criminal records because they were forced into commercial sex, or drug sales, or other offenses. Many, but not all states have recognized that this is fundamentally unfair and that survivors of human trafficking deserve the chance to have those records cleared.