Polaris Project is committed to combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and to strengthening the anti-trafficking movement through a comprehensive approach. They provide client services, policy advocacy, a national human trafficking hotline, training and technical assistance, public outreach and communications, and fellowship and international opportunities.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
The 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. NHTRC receives calls from a wide range of callers including, but not limited to: potential trafficking victims, community members, law enforcement, service providers, hospitals, churches, businesses, and others.
Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence Fact Sheet
The Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network is a program of the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Their fact sheet series includes an overview of trafficking and its intersection with sexual violence.
The Blue Campaign
The Blue Campaign unites the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components to combat human trafficking through a variety of efforts, such as enhanced public awareness, training, victim assistance, and law enforcement investigations. The Blue Campaign has created a variety of resources for its partners and stakeholders across government, law enforcement, first responders, prosecutors, judges, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to inform people of potential “red flags” or indicators of human trafficking.
New York Anti-Trafficking Network #TalkTraffic Video Series
NY Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN) sheds light on the problem of trafficking in persons, with the goal of ending and preventing trafficking, and providing survivors with the help they need to reclaim their lives and their voices.
This series of eight short videos provides essential insights into understanding the large-scale issue of trafficking in persons: what it looks like; why human rights are important; the kinds of help survivors usually need; the solutions to end trafficking; and what you can do directly to help.
The Freedom Network USA
The Freedom Network USA is a national alliance of experienced advocates working with survivors of all forms of human trafficking to ensure that trafficked persons have access to justice, safety, and opportunity. They use a human-rights based framework to advocate for policies and services that center the rights of survivors.
The Rescue and Restore Campaign
The Rescue and Restore Campaign is a project of the US Administration for Children and Families. The Campaign offers a variety of posters, pamphlets, and materials with the “Look Beneath the Surface” theme, appropriate for audiences such as law enforcement, non-governmental organizations, and health care workers. Materials are free of charge to organizations within the US. The resource number listed on the materials is the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
Out of the Shadows: A Tool for the Identification of Human Trafficking Victims
The Vera Institute of Justice created a screening tool to be used by victim service providers and law enforcement when faced with someone who may be a victim of human trafficking. The tool, a 30-topic questionnaire that was tested by service providers and validated by Vera researchers, is the result of a two-year study funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Polaris Project Legislative Toolbox
The Legislative Toolbox includes an array of tools and resources to assist legislators, staff, and advocates in enacting legislation to combat human trafficking. The Toolbox features annual state legislative ratings; model policies and guides; issue briefs, and more.
Office of Victims of Crime Anti-Trafficking Task Force E-Guide
The Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Strategy and Operations e-Guide, developed by the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is an e-learning tool providing: direction and development to form new anti-human trafficking Task Forces; ideas to strengthen existing anti-human trafficking Task Forces; creative strategies, examples, and lessons learned from existing Task Forces; and links to valued tools, trainings, and resources.
Representing Victims of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts: A Guide for Attorneys
This guide provides attorneys with a general overview of human trafficking law in Massachusetts in an effort to help attorneys identify victims of human trafficking and determine how to meet their legal and non-legal needs. It provides attorneys with a foundation concerning federal and state law and refers them to more comprehensive resources, where appropriate.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police
The IACP has created a guidebook for law enforcement on the crime of human trafficking that covers the federal law, tools for identification, investigation and response, and resources for victim assistance. The guidebook, which also has a pocket guide for field reference, is available in bulk, free of charge for law enforcement agencies and comes in both English and Spanish versions. The training also includes an award-winning Roll Call Training Video, created to assist law enforcement in identification and investigation of this emerging crime, offer direction on how to best assist victims, and provide an overview of federal laws. Available in DVD and VHS formats, the video can be shown in three 8-10 minute segments and includes a discussion guide.
Maine STEN Resource Round-Up