Policy & Legislation

Polaris works to ensure that the U.S. government prioritizes efforts to eradicate all forms of human trafficking and protect victims of this crime at home and abroad. We build government support for promising practices in our field, including anti-trafficking hotlines, the development of data standards and data-sharing, and protection policies for victims and vulnerable populations. Our public policy focus drives legal and regulatory changes that enable the United States and international governments to better protect victim populations, reduce worker vulnerability, increase support to survivors and increase human trafficking investigations.

Action Center

Take action to support critical legislation.

Policy Priorities

Learn about the laws we're actively supporting.

State Laws & Issue Briefs

Read analyses of state anti-trafficking laws and model legislation.

Current Federal Laws

Read the foundational federal anti-trafficking laws.