Close to home: How does YOUR state rate in the fight against human trafficking?

by Clara Campbell / Topic: Human Trafficking, State Polaris Project Rating September 17, 2014
2014 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws

It can be easy to let ourselves think that human trafficking is solely an international problem, but reports like the one released by Polaris remind us that human trafficking is very much a problem right here in the United States as well. This is all of our fight, and it is critical that we have the information and data we need so that we can consider the best approaches to stopping human trafficking.

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California's anti-trafficking score from Polaris Project jumps almost 30%

by Mark Fisher / Topic: State Polaris Project Rating August 15, 2013
California added two important categories of anti-human trafficking laws in the last year.

California joined 38 other states over the last year in passing new laws to fight human trafficking, according to leading slavery abolition non-profit Polaris Project. In its annual State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws report released today, California improved by passing laws that removed the requirement of force, fraud, or coercion for conviction of minor sex trafficking and adding the requirement to post the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

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