Polaris Project is a leading organization in the United States combating all forms of human trafficking and serving both U.S. citizens and foreign national victims, including men, women, and children. They use a holistic strategy, taking what they learn from the work with survivors and using it to guide the creation of long-term solutions. They strive for systemic change by advocating for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline and providing services to help the clients and all victims of human trafficking.
The central goal of Polaris Project is to create long-term solutions that will change the underlying systems that allow human trafficking to occur. The programmatic strategy is grounded in an analysis of human trafficking as a market-based phenomenon driven by two primary factors: low risk and high profit. They believe that they can end modern-day slavery by reaching a tipping point where human trafficking becomes a high risk, low profit endeavor.
Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach.
Wide range of social services to survivors of human trafficking including emergency services, comprehensive case management , group therapy, transitional housing, and victim outreach.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. The NHTRC is a program of Polaris Project, a non-profit, non-governmental organization working exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.
Public Outreach and Communications
By leveraging online communications and mass media they focus efforts on raising awareness, advocating for state and federal policy, and educating others about resources and services available through the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC).
From 2010 and beyond, Polaris Project is beginning to move forward with an increasingly global focus. In recent years, the program staff have met with foreign delegations representing over 85 countries to provide training, technical assistance, capacity-building, and lessons learned from the work.
The Policy Program tracks, drafts, and analyzes legislation; drafts model laws and guidelines; provides and presents testimony; and engages the public through policy advocacy and grassroots outreach.
Training and Technical Assistance
They conduct trainings, offer consultations and technical assistance, develop specialized curricula, and assist task forces, coalitions and advocates with capacity building and sustainability.
It is a formalized leadership development program focused on training future leaders to serve in the anti-trafficking movement and other related fields. Based primarily out of Polaris Project's Washington, D.C. headquarters office, this program is integrated into all of the programmatic and operational departments to offer fellows the maximum amount of opportunities.
Polaris Project engages in strategic campaigns campaigns to apply targeted pressure against criminal trafficking networks and other enabling support structures that allow human trafficking to flourish.
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