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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.

Human Trafficking: It Happens Here (Video)

April, 2015

Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human trafficking still exists today throughout the United States and globally.

Human Trafficking and the Hotel Industry

March, 2015

Hotels are one of many venues that traffickers use to exploit their victims.

2014 Hotline Statistics

February, 2015

The number of human trafficking cases that Polaris learns about increases every year. Our new statistics report includes data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, Polaris's BeFree texting helpline, and communications referencing overseas cases. 

2014 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws

September, 2014

Polaris has rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 10 categories of laws that are critical to a basic legal framework that combats human trafficking, punishes traffickers and sup