Trafficking Hotline

Polaris Stands Against the National Human Trafficking Hotline Enhancement Act (H.R. 2601)

November 29, 2023
Polaris stands against H.R. 2601, a bill that is dangerous to the safety and security of victims and survivors of human trafficking. We urge members of Congress to listen to survivors and vote NO.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: How Does Human Trafficking Fit In?

Blog Post — April 3, 2023
Many survivors of human trafficking are also survivors of sexual abuse. During April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we are exploring the intersection of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Polaris’s Statement on Concerns Related to the National Human Trafficking Hotline

March 1, 2023
Polaris released a statement to address concerns and the misunderstanding that the Trafficking Hotline is primarily a law enforcement tip line.

Valentine’s Day and Human Trafficking: Love Weaponized for Exploitation

Blog Post — February 14, 2023
There are a lot of scary rumors out there about how people get recruited into human trafficking. None of them are true - at least that is what we've learned from operating the Human Trafficking Hotline.

North America, United to Combat Human Trafficking

December 5, 2022
Polaris, Consejo Ciudadano, and The Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking gathered virtually to enhance regional cooperation to assist victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Answering the Call: 15 Years and Counting

Blog Post — November 30, 2022
For 15 years, Polaris has never turned off the lights on the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline — the country’s lifeline for victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking.

Building a Bridge to Safety

Blog Post — September 23, 2022
Victims and survivors of human trafficking need safe shelter options more than ever before. Enter Polaris's corporate hospitality partners and generous individuals from across the country.

Labor Trafficking On Specific Temporary Work Visas Report

Published July 12, 2022
Data from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline shows that guest workers who come to this country legally are frequently exploited and victimized by forced labor and other forms of trafficking.

Trafficking Hotline Share Graphics

Published February 14, 2022
Education is key to expanding the reach and effectiveness of the Trafficking Hotline. Share Polaris’s infographics to help educate friends and family about what trafficking actually looks like.

Human Trafficking During a Pandemic: What We Can Learn From a Snapshot in Time

Blog Post — July 21, 2021
Two recent reports based on data from the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline highlight how the pandemic exacerbated systemic issues while trafficking adapted to the changing contexts.

Sexual Exploitation During the Pandemic

Published July 8, 2021
An examination of the number of daily situations of sex trafficking reported to the Trafficking Hotline indicates a possible shift in where likely sex trafficking involving online sexual exploitation was happening during the pandemic. This in turn highlights how traffickers quickly adapt to changing contexts and the challenges and opportunities this poses to those trying to reduce and prevent sex trafficking.

Polaris Statement Regarding Rumors About Unclaimed Package Text Messages and Sex Trafficking Scheme

August 27, 2020
In the past week, the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline has received numerous reports involving text messages claiming the recipient has an unclaimed package awaiting delivery.

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