Children and Youth

10 Steps to Improve Services for LGBTQ Trafficking Victims

June 18, 2015

Polaris released a resource today to help service providers and criminal justice professionals better serve young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) victims of human trafficking. 

Survivor Story: Promised an Education, Forced to Work Instead

Blog Post — June 17, 2015

Thirteen year old Natalia was told by her parents she was moving to the U.S. with family friends who would allow her to receive an education and learn English. 

Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ+ Human Trafficking Victims

Published June 1, 2015
Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims provides valuable recommendations for providing the specialized services and resources needed by LGBTQ+ trafficking victims and survivors.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

April 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, issued a statement today following passage of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking ActS.178, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

Survivor Story: From Foster Care to Sex Trafficking

Blog Post — March 17, 2015

After running away from her foster family at 14, Keisha met an older man who offered to help her find her biological family. Then he forced her into commercial sex to repay him.

Senate Lets Politics Overshadow Support for Human Trafficking Survivors

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, criticized the U.S. Senate today for failing to proceed with key anti-human trafficking legislation.

Senate Should Pass Key Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, applauded members of the U.S. Senate today for passing key anti-human trafficking legislation out of the U.S. Senate Committees on the Judiciary and Foreign Relations. Polaris, which supports the legislation under consideration, urges the full Senate to take up and pass the bills.

Study Spotlights Gaps in Services for LGBTQ Victims of Human Trafficking, Youth

February 25, 2015

Polaris reiterated its call for more resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) victims of human trafficking following the release of a study from the Urban Institute. 

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