Press Releases

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 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). 

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. 

Polaris, Liberty Global | Asia Join Forces to Help Finance Industry Fight Human Trafficking

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 18, 2018)—Polaris and Liberty Global | Asia today announced a new partnership to provide support, guidance, and direction to the finance industry in North America in the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.

Polaris Applauds Johnson ACF Vote

August 28, 2018

Polaris issued a statement after the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of  Lynn A. Johnson, as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in a bipartisan vote.