Press Releases

New Analysis Grades States on Criminal Record Relief for Survivors of Human Trafficking

March 14, 2019

The American Bar Association’s Survivor Reentry Project, Brooklyn Law School, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Polaris launched a joint report rating all 50 states and D.C. on the effectiveness of their criminal record relief laws for survivors of human trafficking. 

Polaris Names Catherine Chen as Chief Program Officer

February 06, 2019

Polaris announced that Catherine Chen, a longtime leader in the anti-human trafficking field and expert in international labor trafficking has joined the nonprofit as its Chief Program Officer.

Posición de Polaris acerca del muro fronterizo y la trata de personas

February 01, 2019

Polaris emitió este día el siguiente comunicado en respuesta a las continuas justificaciones para la construcción de un muro fronterizo o una barrera física a lo largo de la frontera sur como un medio para detener la trata de personas:

 

Polaris Statement on a Border Wall and Human Trafficking

February 01, 2019

Polaris issued a statement in response to ongoing justifications for a wall or physical barrier along the southern border as a means to stop human trafficking.

Polaris Statement on Cyntoia Brown Clemency

January 07, 2019

Polaris issued a statement following statement hailing the announcement by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam that he is commuting the life sentence of Cyntoia Brown.

Congress Passes Trafficking Victims Protection Act Reauthorization

December 21, 2018

Polaris applauded the U.S. Congress today for passing the reauthorization of the nation’s cornerstone anti-human trafficking legislation, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA).