Promising Practices: An Overview of Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Support for Survivors of Human Trafficking

November, 2015

This report from Polaris and the Sanar Wellness Institute provides an overview of promising therapeutic support that can be used to enhance individual and group intervention for survivors of all forms of human trafficking.

Labor Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at Temporary Work Visas

October, 2015

Since December 2007, Polaris has identified nearly 30,000 human trafficking and labor exploitation cases in the U.S. through operating the NHTRC hotline and BeFree Textline. 

Knocking at Your Door: Labor Trafficking on Sales Crews

July, 2015

Labor trafficking has been left unchecked in the traveling sales crews industry for decades.

Child Trafficking and Child Welfare

June, 2015

Every year, children are compelled into labor and sex trafficking in the United States. Children may be trafficked by caregivers, intimate partners, or others who use violence, threats, debt bondage and other manipulative tactics to victimize children.

Breaking Barriers: Improving Services for LGBTQ Human Trafficking Victims

June, 2015

Youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) often face discrimination and homelessness - two factors that make them especially vulnerable to

Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at U.S. Citizen Victims

May, 2015

Sex Trafficking in the U.S.: A Closer Look at U.S. Citizen Victims provides crucial insight into the realities of sex trafficking in the U.S. based largely on experiences reported by U.S.