Sex Trafficking and LGBTQ Youth

May, 2016

Nearly 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+, compared to 7% of the general population.

2015 Hotline Statistics

January, 2016

This statistics report provides 2015 data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree Textline, and communications referencing overseas cases. 

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.