Trafficking Hotline

Join the Solution

Published November 15, 2017
A Polaris campaign, "Join the Solution," invites the Latino and Hispanic community to learn about sex trafficking and take action by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

Model Legislation and Issue Briefs

Published September 15, 2015
For a comprehensive model law that can guide states in drafting legislation to combat human trafficking in the United States, please see the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Act on Human Trafficking.

Human Trafficking Cases Jump by 25% in 2018

Blog Post — July 30, 2019

As we mark another World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, it is important to note that in reality, every day is a day in which we must focus and fight this growing, worldwide phenomenon. 

Casos reportados a la Línea Nacional contra la Trata de Personas aumentaron en un 25% en 2018

July 30, 2019

Polaris anuncia que los casos reportados a la Línea Nacional contra la Trata de Personas dieron un salto de 25 por ciento en 2018 con respecto al año anterior.

U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Soar by 25 Percent in 2018

July 30, 2019
On the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Polaris is announcing that human trafficking cases reported to the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline jumped by 25 percent in 2018 from 2017.

Strengthening the Child Sex Trafficking Safety Net in Texas

Blog Post — July 25, 2019

It has been almost a year since the state of Texas teamed up with the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline to ensure the most robust possible response to child sex trafficking in the Lone Star State and, by all possible measures, this unique partnership is already making a difference in the lives of children and families. 

How to Identify Potential Victims of Human Trafficking – Latin America

Published June 1, 2019
Polaris trained staff of the consulates of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras on how to identify potential victims of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Projected to Jump 25% in 2018

December 18, 2018

The number of cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline are projected to jump about 25 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. This is based on early numbers released by Polaris, which has been operating the National Hotline for 11 years. 

More than Four Walls: The Anti-Trafficking Housing Landscape and the Reality of Finding Shelter

Blog Post — November 7, 2018

Despite the anti-trafficking community’s great strides to create a safety net for survivors, there are still many systematic and inadvertent barriers that block survivors from accessing the critical housing they need.

The Role Domestic Violence Shelters Play in Supporting Human Trafficking Survivors

Blog Post — October 30, 2018

Many domestic violence (DV) programs have come to understand the profound similarities in the experiences of DV and human trafficking. Both situations are rooted in power and control.  Survivors in both are often hurt by someone they see as an intimate partner. Both can face similar cycles of violence. And both often face a need for safe, emergency housing.

Fighting Human Trafficking Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Updated September 1, 2018
Every day, powerful criminal networks and individual traffickers on both sides of the border recruit people for labor or sexual exploitation.

National Human Trafficking Hotline Cases Jump by 13% in 2017

March 14, 2018

Cases of human trafficking reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888) and BeFree Textline (233733) jumped by 13 percent in 2017 from the previous year, according to data released by Polaris.

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