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Lessons Learned about Trafficking 40 Years Later: A Survivor’s Perspective

Editors Note: This guest blog post features the reflections and opinions of an expert in human trafficking who offers historical perspectives on progress in the anti human trafficking field in the 20 years since enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.  By Cheri Crider I Continue reading . . .

What We Know About How Child Sex Trafficking Happens

What most people think they know about child sex trafficking generally involves stories – young girls and boys being kidnapped by strangers, forced into windowless vans, then driven to another city or state where they are kept drugged and chained in a brothel. While situations like these do exi Continue reading . . .

Polaris CTO Testifies on the Role of Technology in Countering Trafficking in Persons

Technology plays a role in almost every aspect of human trafficking, including recruiting victims and carrying out trafficking operations. At the same time, technology can also be used to combat human trafficking, aiding in investigating and prosecuting traffickers and providing services and support Continue reading . . .

How the New Supreme Court Rulings Affect Human Trafficking

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided two cases that together increase protections for the LGBTQ+ community and undocumented immigrant youth – aka “Dreamers.” These decisions are important, positive steps in the work to end sex and labor trafficking, both directly and indirectly. Leg Continue reading . . .

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