6,500 Cases of Human Trafficking Reported to Law Enforcement


Polaris has reported to federal and local law enforcement entities more than 6,500 cases of human trafficking cases, after individuals have requested law enforcement support through the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and BeFree Textline.  Every day, call specialists receive hundreds of calls and a dozen texts from people requesting information, local services, or an immediate crisis response to a victim's situation. While law enforcement does not provide follow-up information on every case that we've reported to them, we do know that law enforcement entities have regularly responded to our reports by helping victims escape and successfully arresting and prosecuting traffickers.  

Polaris and the National Human Trafficking Resource Center respect an individual's right to make the decision regarding whether or not to report information about his/her experience to law enforcement or other parties.

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Senate Passes Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act

September 12, 2017

Since 2000, the laws have served the main tool used to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in the U.S. But more must be done for this act to be fully reauthorized.

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 28, 2017

Thank you to all the Polaris partners, supporters and donors who make our work possible. 

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Reauthorizing the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

June 29, 2017

The most consequential federal law on human trafficking is the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), originally passed in 2000 and reauthorized four times since.