Hidden in Plain Sight: How Corporate Secrecy Facilitates Human Trafficking in Illicit Massage Parlors
The laws governing business registration are almost tailor-made for massage parlor traffickers to hide behind.
In 2017 we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the creation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
From sex trafficking within escort services to labor trafficking of farmworkers, the ways humans are exploited differ greatly.
Our new statistics report provides 2016 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. Through these hotlines, Polaris has the largest available data set on human trafficking in the United States.
Reaching Out for Help: A Guide for LGBTQ Youth on How to Receive Support and Services from the National Human Trafficking Hotline
Reaching Out guides LGBTQ youth through the process of contacting the National Human Trafficking Hotline and Polaris’s BeFree Textline and reinforces that these spaces are safe, inclusive, and identify-affirming.
Staying Safe: Tips for LGBTQ Youth for How to Protect Yourself and Your Community from Human Trafficking
While traffickers target many vulnerable populations, there are some particular circumstances or risk factors that human traffickers may try to exploit for their own profit, such as homelessness, o