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Systemic Change Matrix: Disrupting and Preventing Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is made possible and profitable by numerous unwitting partners in both public systems and private business. A strategic approach to ending human trafficking includes understanding the ways each of these systems enables or intersects with traffickers and victims. This matrix depicts the 25 major types of human trafficking in the United States, cross-referenced with eight highlighted systems and industries, each of which can be activated to help disrupt and prevent the crime in unique and impactful ways.

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